besom

noun
be·​som | \ ˈbē-zəm How to pronounce besom (audio) \

Definition of besom

: broom sense 2 especially : one made of twigs

First Known Use of besom

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for besom

Middle English beseme, from Old English besma; akin to Old High German besmo broom

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“Besom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/besom. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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