American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English whynne, from Old Norse hvein (“gorse, furze") (compare Norwegian kvein (“bent grass"), Swedishven (“bent grass"), dialectal hven (“swamp")).
Whin Sentence Examples
In addition to forming the present parish boundary, Whin Beck was also the township boundary of Normanton.
I found this sample when I was working in a heading that was going through a major geological fault called the whin dike.
Planting of whin bushes on sand dunes at Jubilee Course.
But the small number of fathers who attended at the latter town, and above all, the disquieting tendencies whin began to make themselves felt there, induced the pope to force on a dissolution of the synod.
The parks and open spaces include Wellington Park, Well Park in the heart of the town (these were the gift of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart), Whin Hill, Lyle Road - a broad drive winding over the heights towards Gourock, constructed as a "relief work" in the severe winter of 1879-1880.