Ruscus aculeatus

Ruscus aculeatus
Broom Broom (br[=oo]m), n. [OE. brom, brome, AS. br[=o]m; akin to LG. bram, D. brem, OHG. br[=a]mo broom, thorn?bush, G. brombeere blackberry. Cf. {Bramble}, n.] 1. (Bot.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; esp., the {Cytisus scoparius} of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers. [1913 Webster]

No gypsy cowered o'er fires of furze and broom. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom. [1913 Webster]

{Butcher's broom}, a plant ({Ruscus aculeatus}) of the Smilax family, used by butchers for brooms to sweep their blocks; -- called also {knee holly}. See {Cladophyll}.

{Dyer's broom}, a species of mignonette ({Reseda luteola}), used for dyeing yellow; dyer's weed; dyer's rocket.

{Spanish broom}. See under {Spanish}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ruscus aculeatus — noun shrub with stiff flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls); used for making brooms • Syn: ↑butcher s broom • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Ruscus, ↑genus Ruscus …   Useful english dictionary

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