There are 2 main definitions of whin in English:

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whin 1

Pronunciation: /(h)win/

noun

chiefly Northern English
Furze; gorse.
Example sentences
  • So she is understandably dismissive of the dismal gorse and whin on view outside the living room window of her Council house.
  • A land where plastic shamrocks are rare, whin bushes are plentiful and the green isn't made in Taiwan.
  • Beyond that, weed draped on fence wire and whin bushes by the roadside, marked a Princess.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish ven 'bent grass'.

Words that rhyme with whin

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whin 2

Pronunciation: /(h)win/
(also whinstone)

noun

British
Hard, dark basaltic rock such as that of the Whin Sill in Northern England.
Example sentences
  • They are comprised primarily of a rock called whinstone, which is very prone to vertical weathering and faulting.
  • Built from whinstone, with a slate roof, the pedimented front door is a particularly handsome feature.
  • The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to Dunstanburgh Castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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