What does the word gorse mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Furze.

Usage examples for gorse

  1. " And Raheney Gorse fired so as to drive every fox out of the country! – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. Prizes were also offered for the best draining- plough, the best implement for crushing gorse, for a ploughing match to be held at the first country meeting of the Society fixed at Oxford in 1839, for the best cultivated farm in Oxfordshire and the adjacent counties, and for the invention of any new agricultural implement. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  3. It was not customary with them to draw the forest, which indeed, as it now stood, was a forest only in name, and they trotted off to a gorse a mile and a half distant. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope