1. very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe

Similar word(s): furze, gorse

Definition categories: plant, bush, shrub

2. small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental

Similar word(s): dyeweed, greenweed, woadwaxen, woodwaxen

Definition categories: plant, broom

3. any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)

Similar word(s): whinstone

Definition categories: object, rock, stone