Etymology
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furze (n.)

type of evergreen shrub abundant in English heaths, Old English fyrs "furze, gorse, bramble," a word of unknown origin. Related: Furzy.

updated on January 27, 2015

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Definitions of furze from WordNet

furze (n.)
very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe;
Synonyms: gorse / whin / Irish gorse / Ulex europaeus
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