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Noun: whin  win
  1. Very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe
    - gorse, furze, Irish gorse, Ulex europaeus
  2. Small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental
    - woodwaxen, dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, greenweed, woadwaxen, Genista tinctoria
  3. Any of various hard coloured rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
    - whinstone

Sounds like: wicker, whicker, Wicc

Derived forms: whins

Type of: broom, bush, rock, shrub, stone

Part of: Genista, genus Genista, genus Ulex, Ulex

Encyclopedia: Whin