broom

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1broom

noun \ˈbrüm, ˈbrm\

: a brush that has a long handle and that is used for sweeping floors

: a type of bush that has long, thin branches and yellow flowers

Full Definition of BROOM

1
:  any of various leguminous shrubs (especially genera Cytisus and Genista) with long slender branches, small leaves, and usually showy yellow flowers; especially :  scotch broom
2
:  a bundle of firm stiff twigs or fibers bound together on a long handle especially for sweeping

Origin of BROOM

Middle English, from Old English brōm; akin to Old High German brāmo bramble
First Known Use: before 12th century

2broom

verb

Definition of BROOM

transitive verb
1
:  to sweep with or as if with a broom
2
:  to finish (as a concrete surface) by means of a broom

First Known Use of BROOM

1838

broom

noun \ˈbrüm, ˈbrm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BROOM

: any of various leguminous shrubs (especially genera Cytisus and Genista) with long slender branches, upright growth, small leaves, and usually showy yellow flowers; especially : scotch broom—see broom top

broom

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Broom (Cytisus beanii)—Valerie Finnis

In botany, any of several leguminous shrubs or small trees of the genus Cytisus, native to temperate regions of Europe and western Asia. They are cultivated widely, chiefly for their attractive flowers. The compound leaves have three leaflets. The solitary or clustered yellow, purple, or white flowers resemble pea flowers. The fruit is a flat pod. A common, almost leafless species is C. scoparius, a shrub with bright yellow flowers often grown for erosion control in warm climates. Butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is a shrub of the lily family with small whitish flowers and red berries.

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