broomweed

noun

Definition of broomweed

  1. 1 :  an herb (Scoparia dulcis) of the family Scrophulariaceae with small whitish flowers that grows in waste places in tropical and subtropical regions —called also sweet broomweed

  2. 2 :  a tropical American herb (Corchorus siliquosus) used for making brooms

  3. 3 :  any of several tropical plants of the genera Sida and Triumfetta used for broommaking

  4. 4 :  broom snakeweed

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Origin and Etymology of broomweed

so called from its use in broommaking


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