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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 broom /ˈbrum, ˈbrʊm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 broom /ˈbrum, ˈbrʊm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broom, v. t. Naut. See Bream.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broom 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.
    No gypsy cowered o'er fires of furze and broom.   --Wordsworth.
 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made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs
           attached to a long handle
      2: any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or
         Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of
         yellow flowers
      3: common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low
         evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere [syn: heather,
          ling, Scots heather, Calluna vulgaris]
      v 1: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs
           off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" [syn: sweep]
      2: finish with a broom