broom corn
broomcorn room"corn, broom corn room" corn` (Bot.) A tall variety of grass ({Sorghum vulgare} technicum), having a joined stem, like maize, rising to the height of eight or ten feet, and bearing its seeds on a panicle with long stiff branches, of which brooms are made. [1913 Webster]

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  • corn broom — noun : a broom made from the panicles of broomcorn * * * Northeastern U.S. Older Use. a broom made from the panicles of broomcorn. [1810 20] …   Useful english dictionary

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