Broom rape
Broom rape Broom" rape` (Bot.) A genus ({Orobanche}) of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants, as furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc. The name is sometimes applied to other plants related to this genus, as {Aphyllon uniflorum}and {Aphyllon Ludovicianum}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Broom rape — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broom|rape — «BROOM RAYP, BRUM », noun. any one of various parasitic, leafless herbs which live on the roots of broom, furze, clover, and the like. ╂[partial translation of Medieval Latin rapum genistae knob or excrescence of broom] …   Useful english dictionary

  • naked broom rape — noun : a cancer root (Orobanche uniflora) that occurs chiefly in eastern No. America and has broad minutely ciliolate corolla lobes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rape — Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a limited… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rape cake — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rape root — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broom — broom; broom·ie; broom·ing; broom·rape; broom·stick; …   English syllables

  • rape — broom·rape; rape; …   English syllables

  • Summer rape — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glen Ridge rape — The Glen Ridge rape was an incident in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1989 in which a mentally handicapped girl was raped with a broomstick and a bat, by members of the Glen Ridge High School football team. This event attracted nationwide attention,… …   Wikipedia

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