Furze is the Shakespearean Word Of The Day (05/22/15)

05/22/2015 — Leave a comment

Furze (n.)

Furze means spiny shrub, gorse. Furze is cited twice in Williams Shakespeare’s play The Tempest (Tem. I.i.62) Gonzalo alone says: “Long heath, brown furze, anything.” Another citing in The Tempest (Tem IV.i.180) Ariel says to Prospero of Stephano, Trinculo, and Caliban following “though sharp furzes.”

Furze, or gorse, refers the genus Ulex europaeus. It is a very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers

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