Whin definition

wĭn, hwĭn
A whinstone.
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The plant woad-waxen.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
whin
Plural:
whins

Origin of whin

  • Middle English quin

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

  • From Middle English whynne, from Old Norse hvein (“gorse, furze") (compare Norwegian kvein (“bent grass"), Swedish ven (“bent grass"), dialectal hven (“swamp")).

    From Wiktionary