What is another word for gorse?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɔːs] (IPA)

The word "gorse" is a noun that refers to a prickly, evergreen shrub that is native to Europe and North Africa. It is also commonly known as furze or whin. Furze is the more common synonym for gorse, and it is most commonly used in British English. Whin, on the other hand, is more commonly used in Scottish and Northern English dialects. Other synonyms for gorse include may, tern, and hawthorn. These words are typically used to describe other types of flowering shrubs that have similar characteristics to gorse, such as their spiky leaves and bright yellow flowers.

What are the hypernyms for Gorse?

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

Usage examples for Gorse

There is a picture at the beginning of the second volume called "The Burning gorse," in which du Maurier makes an imaginative appeal through landscape almost worthy of Keene.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians"
T. Martin Wood
The road winds along around the desolate hills, keeping mostly rather far inland, and it passes by acres of rough land covered with the wayward gorse, where small, fox-red cows take an interest in the stranger.
"Cornwall"
G. E. Mitton
Slowly they wound their way around many brilliant patches of deep yellow gorse and purple heather, and the warm sunlight glancing across the moor and glittering away over the water threw a strange glow upon the still, cold face of their ghastly burden.
"The New Tenant"
E. Phillips Oppenheim

Famous quotes with Gorse

  • Pale purple as the bloom on a ripe plum, veined with the gold of late flowering gorse, set with small slender birches, just turning yellow, with red-berried rowans and thicket of bracken, the heath lay steeped in sunshine.
    Flora Thompson
  • A grasshopper shrilled in a tuft at her feet and was answered by other shrillings among the gorse bushes; a solitary rook flapped heavily overhead, and a pair of goldfinches twittered among the thistle-down; there was no other sound except the scarcely perceptible never-ceasing sighing of the wind in the pines and its rustling of acres of heath-bells.
    Flora Thompson

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