broomrape
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Orobanche of the family Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family) of herbs that have leaves modified to scales and that grow as parasites on the roots of other plants

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  • Broomrape — Orobanche purpurea (Yarrow Broomrape) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • broomrape — [bro͞om′rāp΄, broomrāp΄] n. [ BROOM + RAPE2, used as transl. of ML rapum genistae, lit., broom tuber] any of a genus (Orobanche) of the broomrape family of leafless, fleshy, parasitic plants growing on the roots of other plants adj. designating a …   English World dictionary

  • broomrape — /broohm rayp , broom /, n. any of various parasitic plants, esp. of the genus Orobanche, living on the roots of broom and other plants. Cf. broomrape family. [1570 80; partial trans. of ML rapum genistae tuber of the broom plant] * * * ▪ plant… …   Universalium

  • broomrape — druskinis žvakys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Džioveklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Cistanche salsa), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietryčių Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cistanche salsa angl. broomrape šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • broomrape — noun Any of various plants, of the genus Orobanche, that are parasitic on the roots of other plants …   Wiktionary

  • broomrape — n. parasitic plant with small flowers and very small leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • broomrape — noun a leafless parasitic plant with tubular flowers, which attaches itself to the roots of its host plant. [Genus Orobanche.] Origin C16: from broom + L. rapum tuber …   English new terms dictionary

  • broomrape — broom·rape …   English syllables

  • broomrape — broom•rape [[t]ˈbrumˌreɪp, ˈbrʊm [/t]] n. pln any of various parasitic plants living on the roots of broom and other plants • Etymology: 1570–80; partial trans. of ML rāpum genistae tuber of the broom plant …   From formal English to slang

  • broomrape — /ˈbrumreɪp/ (say broohmrayp) noun any of various parasitic plants, especially of the genus Orobanche, living on the roots of broom and other plants …   Australian English dictionary

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