There are 2 definitions of whin in English:

whin1

Syllabification: whin
Pronunciation: /(h)win
 
/

noun

chiefly Northern English
  • Furze; gorse.
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    • 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'.

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Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
noun
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There are 2 definitions of whin in English:

whin2

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

noun

British
  • Hard, dark basaltic rock such as that of the Whin Sill in Northern England.
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    • 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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Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
noun
a tortoiseshell cat