Scotch broom
Scotch Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster]

{Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}.

{Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo["o]l.), the bufflehead; -- called also {Scotch teal}, and {Scotchman}.

{Scotch fiddle}, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.

{Scotch mist}, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.

{Scotch nightingale} (Zo["o]l.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]

{Scotch pebble}. See under {pebble}.

{Scotch pine} (Bot.) See {Riga fir}.

{Scotch thistle} (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Onopordon acanthium}); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Scotch broom — noun deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers • Syn: ↑common broom, ↑green broom, ↑Cytisus scoparius • Hypernyms: ↑broom • Member Holonyms: ↑Cytisus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Scotch broom — noun Date: circa 1818 a deciduous broom (Cytisus scoparius) of western Europe that is widely cultivated for its bright yellow or partly red flowers and that has become naturalized in North America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scotch broom — the broom, Cytisus scoparius. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Scotch — Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster] {Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}. {Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo[ o]l.), the bufflehead;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotch dipper — Scotch Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster] {Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}. {Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotch duck — Scotch Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster] {Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}. {Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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