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furze

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Pronunciation: /fəːz
 
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Definition of furze in English:

noun

Another term for gorse.
Example sentences
  • There is something a little sinister about it, amid that green and fecund landscape, with its skirting of pine and silver birch and the furze and bracken above.
  • People pull up in their cars, run behind the furze and dump everything out of sight.
  • The droplets of dew hung from the yellow furze and they glistened like a thousand diamonds.

Origin

Old English fyrs, of unknown origin.

Derivatives

furzy

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəːzi/
adjective
Example sentences
  • From Tavistock to Lidford we travel under the shadow of Dartmoor's furzy slopes; from Lidford to Launceston we journey through a fertile and beautifully wooded district, all hill and hollow.
  • These two paints alone, across the full range from masstone to tint, mix a remarkably evocative range of colors - a furzy tan, ripe orange red, deep brown, granite gray, jet black, indigo, a deep dark blue and a cool sky blue.
  • If the Londoner visitor to our ‘province of houses’ tire or of the inevitable urban hurry and worry, he could do no better than take a leisurely walking-trip among those ‘high grassy and furzy downs, coombs, or ewe-leases.’

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