Definition of gorse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːrs//
(British English also furze) [uncountable] Plants
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a bush with thin leaves with sharp points and small yellow flowers. Gorse often grows on land that is not used or cared for. See related entries: Plants Word OriginOld English gors, gorst, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘rough, prickly’, shared by German Gerste and Latin hordeum ‘barley’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gorse