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1. whin

noun. any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt).

Synonyms

  • whinstone
  • rock

Antonyms

  • superior
  • artifact
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • whynne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hvein (Old Norse)

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2. whin

noun. very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe.

Synonyms

  • Ulex
  • furze
  • Ulex europaeus
  • bush
  • genus Ulex
  • Irish gorse
  • gorse

Etymology

  • whynne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hvein (Old Norse)

3. whin

noun. small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental.

Synonyms

  • broom
  • genus Genista
  • dyer's greenweed
  • dyer's-broom
  • woodwaxen
  • woadwaxen
  • dyeweed
  • Genista tinctoria
  • greenweed

Etymology

  • whynne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hvein (Old Norse)
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