\ ˈfərz How to pronounce furze (audio) \

Definition of furze

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furzy \ ˈfər-​zē How to pronounce furzy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of furze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Half-wild by then with the freedom of Their summer grazing among the furze and the heather, The white-faced Cheviots, elusive As the clouds streaming over the Wicklow peaks, Ran us and the young dogs ragged With their anarchic dodging and darting. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "A Celtic Medley: Poems By James Mele," 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of furze

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furze

Middle English firse, from Old English fyrs; akin to Russian pyreĭ quack grass, Greek pyros wheat

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“Furze.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furze. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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