gorse definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few spiny shrubs associated with the genus Ulex, specifically U. europaeus, indigenous to European countries and having fragrant yellow blossoms and black colored pods. Also referred to as furze, whin1.
    • evergreen shrub, for the genus Ulex, having spiny leaves and yellow flowers.
    • Furze. See furze.
    • The common furze or whin, Ulex Europæus.
    • very spiny and thick evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow plants; common throughout western Europe

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