broomweed

noun

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
: a tropical American herb (Corchorus siliquosus) used for making brooms
3
: any of several tropical plants of the genera Sida and Triumfetta used for broommaking
4

Word History

Etymology

so called from its use in broommaking

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“Broomweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broomweed. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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