broom tree

noun

Definition of broom tree

1 : a shrub (Baccharis scoparia) of Jamaica
2 : a yellow-flowered prickly shrub (Genista anglica) found on the moors of northern Europe and England

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so called from its broomlike appearance

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“Broom tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broom%20tree. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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