Words and Phrases
whin

“whin”

Meaning:

gorse

Alternative spelling/meaning:

whun

In Literature:

Excerpt from Gloss: on the Difficulties of Translation by John Hewitt

To begin with, I should have to substitute
golden for yellow and gorse for whin

Excerpt from The Apple Tree by James Fenton

An leppin oot wae nether tent
nor sicht o cla’in whun an brier,
bak on the road tae hame


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