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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 whin /ˈhwɪn, ˈwɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whin n.
 1. Bot. (a) Gorse; furze.  See Furze.
    Through the whins, and by the cairn.   --Burns.
 (b) Woad-waxed.
 2. Same as Whinstone.  [Prov. Eng.]
 Moor whin or Petty whin Bot., a low prickly shrub (Genista Anglica) common in Western Europe.
 Whin bruiser, a machine for cutting and bruising whin, or furze, to feed cattle on.
 Whin Sparrow Zool., the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]
 Whin Thrush Zool., the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant
           golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe
           [syn: gorse, furze, Irish gorse, Ulex europaeus]
      2: small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that
         yield a dye; common as weed in England and United States;
         sometimes grown as an ornamental [syn: woodwaxen, dyer's
         greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, greenweed, woadwaxen,
          Genista tinctoria]
      3: any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks
         consisting of chert or basalt) [syn: whinstone]