broomcorn

noun
broom·​corn | \ ˈbrüm-ˌkȯrn , ˈbru̇m-\

Definition of broomcorn

: any of several tall cultivated sorghums having stiff-branched panicles used in brooms and brushes

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By 1850, sorghum brooms had earned the grain a new name: broomcorn. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "This Sucks: The Messy History of the Vacuum Cleaner," 23 May 2016 See the asymmetrical flush of broomcorn, rattan, and shuro bound in the Edo style by Japanese designer Masanori Oji, which features a handsome curved wooden handle for easy hanging on any prominent hook. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Most Beautiful Brooms for Your Inner Witch," 9 Oct. 2017 In addition, Botanical Interests carries broomcorn, a type of sorghum for which Broomfield is named. Cindy Sutter, The Denver Post, "Seed-selection advice for amateur chefs, first-time planters and garden pros," 3 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of broomcorn

circa 1782, in the meaning defined above

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