broom /ˈbrum, ˈbrʊm/
broom /ˈbrum, ˈbrʊm/ 名詞
Broom, v. t. Naut. See Bream.
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made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.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.
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
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