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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotch broom — skäch n a deciduous broom (Cytisus scoparius) of western Europe that contains the alkaloid sparteine, is the source of scoparius, and is widely cultivated for its bright yellow or partly red flowers …   Medical dictionary

  • Scotch broom — Scotch′ broom′ n. pln the broom Cytisus scoparius[/ex] • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • Scotch broom — šluotinis sausakrūmis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Sarothamnus scoparius), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sarothamnus scoparius angl. broomtops; common broom; European broom; Irish… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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

  • Scotch broom — /skɒtʃ ˈbrum/ (say skoch broohm) noun See broom (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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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