Definition of Furze

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

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

Definition of Furze

1. n. A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europæus), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.

Definition of Furze

1. Noun. A thorny evergreen shrub (''Ulex europaeus''), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furze

1. a spiny shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Furze

1. A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europaeus), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus. Origin: OE. Firs, As. Fyrs. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Furze

furuncle
furuncles
furuncular
furunculoid
furunculoses
furunculosis
furunculous
furunculus
furutobeite
furverts
fury
furyl
furylfuramide
furyls
furze-pig
furze-pigs
furze pig
furzechat
furzechats
furzeling
furzen
furzes
furzier
furziest
furzy
fusa
fusain
fusains

Literary usage of Furze

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

1. The Land's End: A Naturalist's Impressions in West Cornwall by William Henry Hudson (1908)
"I THINK that of all plants indigenous in this island the furze delights me the most. This says a good deal for a man who takes as much pleasure as any one ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1762)
"I. An Account of the Ufe of furze in fencing the Banks of Rivers : In a Letter to the ... and found a furze bum lodged there, which had detained the fand, ..."

3. The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley by Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley (1909)
"furze Hill is not more than thirty miles from London, but it is in wild and lovely country, wild and lovely because kept so, by the War Department, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of by Nicholas Hill, New York (State). Supreme Court (1843)
"furze, Where a public body or officer is clothed by statute with power to do ... furze brought an action on the case in the court below against the mayor, ..."

5. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by William Randolph Hearst (1851)
"WILD FLOWERS, furze, AND WIMBLEDON. Those flowers on the table are ... ground-ivy, hyacinths, violets, furze: they are nothing better. ..."

6. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, Edward Manson, John Melville Gould (1898)
"furze, LB 1 CP 441. — Bole. turbed by good title in the possession of the demised premises or some ... furze. LR 1 CP 441-456 (sc 35 LJCP 141; 14 WR 403). ..."

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