Dyer's broom
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made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.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]


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  • dyer's broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer’s broom — dažinis prožirnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Genista tinctoria), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Genista tinctoria angl. common woadwaxen; dyer’s broom; dyer’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dyer's-broom — noun small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental • Syn: ↑woodwaxen, ↑dyer s greenweed, ↑dyeweed, ↑greenweed, ↑whin, ↑woadwaxen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's-broom — /duy euhrz broohm , broom /, n. woadwaxen. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyer's broom — noun : a light to moderate greenish yellow that is less strong than acacia and redder and less strong than liqueur green called also broom, dyewood, genestrole, genet …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's rocket — Dyer Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dyer's weed — Dyer Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dyer's Rocket — Rocket Rock et, n. [F. roquette (cf. Sp. ruqueta, It ruchetta), fr. L. eruca.] (Bot.) (a) A cruciferous plant ({Eruca sativa}) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad. (b) Damewort. (c) Rocket larkspur. See below. [1913 Webster] {Dyer s Rocket}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's greenweed — noun small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental • Syn: ↑woodwaxen, ↑dyer s broom, ↑dyeweed, ↑greenweed, ↑whin, ↑woadwaxen, ↑Genista… …   Useful english dictionary

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