whin thrush


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whin \Whin\, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.]
   [1913 Webster]
   1. (Bot.)
      (a) Gorse; furze. See Furze.
          [1913 Webster]

                Through the whins, and by the cairn. --Burns.
          [1913 Webster]
      (b) Woad-waxed. --Gray.
          [1913 Webster]

   2. Same as Whinstone. [Prov. Eng.]
      [1913 Webster]

   Moor whin or Petty whin (Bot.), a low prickly shrub
      (Genista Anglica) common in Western Europe.

   Whin bruiser, a machine for cutting and bruising whin, or
      furze, to feed cattle on.

   Whin Sparrow (Zool.), the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]

   Whin Thrush (Zool.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]
      [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form