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NOUN (1)

1. deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers;
[syn: common broom, Scotch broom, green broom, Cytisus scoparius]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 (Zool.), the bufflehead; -- called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman. Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott. Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain. Scotch nightingale (Zool.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.] Scotch pebble. See under pebble. Scotch pine (Bot.) See Riga fir. Scotch thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scoparin \Sco"pa*rin\, n. (Chem.) A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom (Cytisus scoparius) accompanying sparteine. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sparteine \Spar"te*ine\, n. (Chem.) A narcotic alkaloid extracted from the tops of the common broom (Cytisus scoparius, formerly Spartium scoparium), as a colorless oily liquid of aniline-like odor and very bitter taste. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Cytisus scoparius n 1: deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers [syn: common broom, Scotch broom, green broom, Cytisus scoparius]