What does the word furze mean?

Usage examples for furze

  1. To reach it one had to cross a ridge of hills covered with furze bushes and tumbled fragments of ancient rock. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. The keeper had joined in and accused him point- blank of being the man who had thrown him into the furze bush. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  3. In spring- time how that naughty tree used to flash its silver nakedness of blossom for miles across the furze and scattered birches! – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne