1. gorse, furze, whin, Irish gorse, Ulex europaeus, shrub, bush

usage: very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe

2. woodwaxen, dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, greenweed, whin, woadwaxen, Genista tinctoria, broom

usage: 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

3. whinstone, whin, rock, stone

usage: any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)

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