Gorse Definition

gôrs
noun
Webster's New World
Any of several spiny evergreen shrubs of the genus Ulex of the pea family, especially U. europaeus, native to Europe and naturalized elsewhere, having fragrant yellow flowers and black pods.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
furzewhinUlex europaeusIrish gorse

Other Word Forms of Gorse

Noun

Singular:
gorse
Plural:
gorses

Origin of Gorse

  • From Middle English gorst, from Old English gors, akin to German Gerste (“barley”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English gorst, gors from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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