broomcorn

noun

broom·​corn ˈbrüm-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce broomcorn (audio)
ˈbru̇m-
: any of several tall cultivated sorghums having stiff-branched panicles used in brooms and brushes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Commercial broomcorn farming has been based in Mexico since the 1980s. Liz Logan, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Oct. 2020 By 1850, sorghum brooms had earned the grain a new name: broomcorn. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2016 By 1850, sorghum brooms had earned the grain a new name: broomcorn. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 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, 9 Oct. 2017 In addition, Botanical Interests carries broomcorn, a type of sorghum for which Broomfield is named. Cindy Sutter, The Denver Post, 3 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of broomcorn was circa 1782

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“Broomcorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broomcorn. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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