Scotch broom

noun

Definition of Scotch broom

: a deciduous broom (Cytisus scoparius) of western Europe that is widely cultivated for its bright yellow or partly red flowers and that has become naturalized in North America

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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Scotch broom

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\ ˈskäch- How to pronounce Scotch broom (audio) \

Medical Definition of Scotch broom

: a deciduous broom (Cytisus scoparius) of western Europe that contains the alkaloid sparteine, is the source of scoparius, and is widely cultivated for its bright yellow or partly red flowers

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