furze (plural furzes)
- A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex europaeus), with yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 93
- Clumps of withered grass stood out on the hill-top; the furze bushes were black, and now and then a black shiver crossed the snow as the wind drove flurries of frozen particles before it.
Ulex europaeus, an evergreen shrub