What is another word for furze?

Pronunciation: [fˈɜːz] (IPA)

Furze is a spiny shrub that is also known by several other names, including gorse, whin, and prickly broom. Gorse is commonly found in Europe and western Asia, while it's also found in Africa and North America. The shrub is characterized by its bright yellow flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. Gorse is often associated with the moorlands, heaths and sandy soils of the British Isles, while it also grows in maritime areas. The plant's prickly leaves and stems make it unattractive to grazing animals, but it provides an important habitat for many small mammals, insects and birds.

What are the hypernyms for Furze?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Furze?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for furze (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Furze?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Furze

There was that season a solitary elder-bush higher up on the down among the furze which bore a heavy crop of berries; and when the fruit was ripe he watched the birds feeding on it, the wheatears among them.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
But I was there to defy the weather, and so instead of following the bird in search of shelter I sat down among some low furze bushes and waited and watched.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
Now because of the wind and cloud its aspect was bare and bleak and desolate, and after roaming about for an hour, exploring the thickest furze patches, I began to think that my day would have to be spent in solitude, without a living creature to keep me company.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson

Famous quotes with Furze

  • I love to see the old heath's withered brake Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling, While the old heron from the lonely lake Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing
    John Clare

Related words: furze bush, furze plant, furze flowers, furze seedlings, the furze bush, furze allergy

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