whin

noun
\ ˈhwin How to pronounce whin (audio) , ˈwin\

Definition of whin

: gorse

First Known Use of whin

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whin

Middle English whynne, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian kvein bent grass

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