broomcorn
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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  • broomcorn — ☆ broomcorn [bro͞om′kôrn΄ ] n. a cultivated variety of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), the panicles of which are used in making brooms and brushes …   English World dictionary

  • broomcorn — /broohm kawrn , broom /, n. any of several varieties of sorghum having a long, stiff branched panicle used in the manufacture of brooms. [1775 85, Amer.; BROOM + CORN1] * * * ▪ plant       a variety of upright grass of the species Sorghum vulgare …   Universalium

  • broomcorn — dvispalvis sorgas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos grūdinis, pašarinis, pluoštinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis kultūrinis nuodingas augalas (Sorghum bicolor), auginamas atogrąžose ir paatogrąžiuose, naudojamas maisto priedams… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • broomcorn — noun Date: circa 1782 any of several tall cultivated sorghums having stiff branched panicles used in brooms and brushes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • broomcorn — broom•corn [[t]ˈbrumˌkɔrn, ˈbrʊm [/t]] n. pln any of several varieties of sorghum having a long, stiff branched panicle used in the manufacture of brooms • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • broomcorn — /ˈbrumkɔn/ (say broohmkawn) noun → broom millet …   Australian English dictionary

  • broomcorn — noun tall grasses grown for the elongated stiff branched panicle used for brooms and brushes • Syn: ↑Sorghum vulgare technicum • Hypernyms: ↑sorghum …   Useful english dictionary

  • broomcorn millet — tikroji sora statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos grūdinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Panicum miliaceum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. Jo grūdai naudojami maistui. atitikmenys: lot. Panicum miliaceum; Panicum miliaceum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • broomcorn millet — noun extensively cultivated in Europe and Asia for its grain and in United States sometimes for forage • Syn: ↑hog millet, ↑Panicum miliaceum • Hypernyms: ↑panic grass * * * noun : millet 1a * * * broomcorn millet …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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