gorse gorse


  • (n) very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe


  1. Fluorescent yellow coconut-scented gorse growing next to electric colored bluebells signaled that, stormy weather aside, this was indeed spring.
  2. Midway between Plymouth and Exeter lies Dartmoor, a silent ocean of grey, treeless hills that support nothing but gorse, primroses in spring, and a few water-logged sheep.
  3. A native of Scunthorpe, England, who spent his youth hacking through heather and gorse, Jacklin felt right at home with the winds and wiles of Hazeltine.


  • Kennys Settle Land Dispute

    IRELAND'S most high-profile land dispute was settled on Tuesday when Late, Late Show television anchor Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy and their neighbors, semi-retired solicitor Gerard Charlton and his wife Maeve, told the High Court they reached agreement in what became known as the battle of Gorse Hill.The dispute over ownership of a tiny strip of land near both couples' homes had Ireland ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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  1. "I don't think I've ever seen that happen. I don't know if it's ever happened in a game of golf," Els said. "It hung on that gorse bush branch and it was kind of hanging there. Obviously it was a break, you know. And somehow I got it out of...
    on Jul 18, 2004 By: Ernie Els Source: USA Today

  2. "On the way, every village we passed through was celebrating," says Eileen. "In Holland the farm wagons were parading through the streets, piled high with branches of gorse and broom - the orange colour a tribute to their Royal House."
    on May 2, 2008 By: Eileen Younghusband Source: ic Wales

  3. Forster mentions a popular novel by a contemporary novelist whose main character, a flat one, is a farmer who is always saying "I'll plough up that bit of gorse".
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: EM Forster Source: guardian.co.uk

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