Genista Anglica
Whin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) Gorse; furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster]

Through the whins, and by the cairn. --Burns. [1913 Webster] (b) Woad-waxed. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

2. Same as {Whinstone}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Moor whin} or {Petty whin} (Bot.), a low prickly shrub ({Genista Anglica}) common in Western Europe.

{Whin bruiser}, a machine for cutting and bruising whin, or furze, to feed cattle on.

{Whin Sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]

{Whin Thrush} (Zo["o]l.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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