/ferrz/, n.
gorse. Also called, esp. Brit., whin.
[bef. 1000; ME furse, firse, OE fyr(e)s; akin to Russ pyréi couch grass, Gk pyrós wheat, Lith dial. purai winter wheat]

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, , (Ulex europaeus)

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