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gorse

 (gôrs)
n.
Any of several spiny evergreen shrubs of the genus Ulex of the pea family, especially U. europaeus, native to Europe and naturalized elsewhere, having fragrant yellow flowers and black pods. Also called furze, whin1.

[Middle English gorst, gors, from Old English.]

gorse

(ɡɔːs)
n
(Plants) any evergreen shrub of the leguminous genus Ulex, esp the European species U. europeaus, which has yellow flowers and thick green spines instead of leaves. Also called: furze or whin
[Old English gors; related to Old Irish garb rough, Latin horrēre to bristle, Old High German gersta barley, Greek khēr hedgehog]
ˈgorsy adj

gorse

(gɔrs)

n.
any spiny European evergreen shrub of the genus Ulex, of the legume family, having rudimentary leaves and yellow flowers. Also called furze.
[before 900; Middle English gorst, Old English; akin to Old High German gersta, Latin hordeum barley]
gors′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gorse - very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowersgorse - very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe
genus Ulex, Ulex - genus of Eurasian spiny shrubs: gorse
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations

gorse

[gɔːs] Naulaga f, tojo m

gorse

[ˈgɔːrs] najoncs mplgorse bush najonc m

gorse

nStechginster m; gorse bushStechginsterstrauch m

gorse

[gɔːs] nginestrone m
References in classic literature ?
They ordered the lackeys not to unsaddle the gorses, and to hold themselves in readiness to set off again immediately.
Nor it isn't fields nor mountains, it's just miles and miles and miles of wild land that nothing grows on but heather and gorse and broom, and nothing lives on but wild ponies and sheep.
The moors were purple with heather, touched here and there with the fire of the flaming gorse, the wind blew always from the west, the gardens were ablaze with slowly bursting rhododendrons.