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furze, any plant of the genus Ulex of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), low, densely branched shrubs with spiny leaves (when present) and fragrant yellow blossoms. U. europaeus, the common furze (also called gorse and whin), thrives in sandy soil; naturalized from Europe, it is used as a hedge plant, a sand binder, and sometimes as fodder. Furze is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

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furze is in bloom, my love's in tune, when the

furze is in bloom, my love's in tune, when the proverbial saying, mid 18th century, with the implication that some furze can always be found in bloom (compare when the gorse is out of bloom, kissing's out of fashion). A Middle English source of the early 13th century has the rhyme, ‘Whanne bloweth [flowers] the brom, thanne wogeth [woos] the grom; Whann bloweth the furs, thanne wogeth he wurs.’

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furze

furze OE. fyrs, of uncert. orig. (Gr. práson, L. porrum leek corr. formally, but have no connection of meaning).

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furze

furze See gorse

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furze

furzeagents provocateurs, berceuse, chanteuse, charmeuse, chartreuse, chauffeuse, coiffeurs, danseuse, diseuse, furze, hers, messieurs, Meuse, secateurs, vendeuse •Betelgeuse • divers

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