Definition of Gorse

1. Noun. Very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe.

Exact synonyms: Furze, Irish Gorse, Ulex Europaeus, Whin
Group relationships: Genus Ulex, Ulex
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Gorse

1. n. Furze. See Furze.

Definition of Gorse

1. Noun. evergreen shrub, of the genus ''Ulex'', having spiny leaves and yellow flowers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gorse

1. furze [n -S] - See also: furze

Medical Definition of Gorse

1. Furze. See Furze. "The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse." (Cowper) Gorse bird, the winchat. Gorse duck, the corncrake. Synonym: grass drake, land drake, and corn drake. Origin: OE. & AS. Gorst; perh. Akin to E. Grow, grass. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gorse

gormlessness
gorms
gormy
gornos
gorondou
goroon shell
goropism
goroutine
goroutines
gorp
gorped
gorping
gorps
gorry
gorse (current term)
gorsedd
gorseddau
gorsedds
gorses
gorsier
gorsiest
gorsoon
gorsoons
gorsy
gortdrumite
gory
gos
gosan-chiku
goserelin

Literary usage of Gorse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1908)
"But the yellow of the gorse is the spread splendor of flowers thrusting into ... The gorse wants no shadow, no leaf between its swelling petals and the heat ..."

2. Poems by Robert Underwood Johnson (1902)
"INVOCATION: TO THE gorse "When the gorse is out of bloom, then love is out of season. ... HARDY gorse, that all year long Blooms upon the English moor, ..."

3. Riding and Hunting by Matthew Horace Hayes (1901)
"Morton's gorse, John O'Gaunt, Thurcaston gorse, and the Coplow comprise almost ... Welby Holt is partly gorse and partly thorns. Grimston gorse should be ..."

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