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4 definitions found
 for Broom
From 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        originally made of the twigs of the broom.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">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">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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broom \Broom\, v. t. (Naut.)
     See Bream.
     [1913 Webster] broomcorn

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  broom
      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, broom, 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,
           broom]
      2: finish with a broom

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "broom":
     autoclave, brush, carpet sweeper, comb, currycomb, dishcloth,
     dishwasher, doormat, duster, dustpan, facecloth, hackle, hairbrush,
     handkerchief, holystone, hose, mop, napkin, pumice stone, rake,
     scraper, scrub brush, scrubber, serviette, sponge, sudarium, swab,
     toothbrush, toothpick, towel, vacuum cleaner, washboard, washer,
     washing machine, whisk, wisp, wringer
  
  

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