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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gorse \Gorse\, n. [OE. & AS. gorst; perh. akin to E. grow, grass.] (Bot.) Furze. See Furze. [1913 Webster] The common, overgrown with fern, and rough With prickly gorse. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Gorse bird (Zool.), the European linnet; -- called also gorse hatcher. [Prov. Eng.] Gorse chat (Zool.), the winchat. Gorse duck, the corncrake; -- called also grass drake, land drake, and corn drake. [1913 Webster]