Middle English Dictionary Entry

whin n.(1)
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(a) Common furze, gorse (Ulex europaeus); a gorse plant or clump; also, any of several similarly spiky plants; pl. a clump or quantity of gorse; (b) ~ bush (tre), a gorse plant or clump; ~ ground, a field covered with gorse; (c) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem.2.257].