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whin 1(wĭn, hwĭn)
[Middle English whinne, probably of Scandinavian origin.]
whin 2(wĭn, hwĭn)
[Middle English quin.]
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(Plants) another name for gorse
[C11: from Scandinavian; compare Old Danish hvine (græs), Norwegian hvine, Swedish hven]
(Geological Science) short for whinstone
[C14: quin, of obscure origin]
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|Noun||1.||whin - very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe|
|2.||whin - 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|
broom - any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
|3.||whin - any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)|
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whin[wɪn] N → tojo m
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n (esp Brit) → Ginster m
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whin[wɪn] n (Bot) → ginestrone m
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