Gorse duck
Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster]

The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Gorse bird} (Zo["o]l.), the European linnet; -- called also {gorse hatcher}. [Prov. Eng.]

{Gorse chat} (Zo["o]l.), the winchat.

{Gorse duck}, the corncrake; -- called also {grass drake}, {land drake}, and {corn drake}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gorse — Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gorse bird — Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gorse chat — Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gorse hatcher — Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corn drake — Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grass drake — Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land drake — Gorse Gorse, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See {Furze}. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Gorse bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the European linnet; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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