Whin meaning

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

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Origin of whin

  • Middle English whinne probably of Scandinavian origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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