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2 definitions found
 for Dyer''s broom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dyer's broom \dyer's broom\, dyer's-broom \dyer's-broom\n.
     small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria) having clusters of
     yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England
     and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental.
  
     Syn: woodwaxen, dyer's greenweed, dyer's weed, dyer's rocket,
          dyeweed, greenweed, whin, woadwaxen, Genista
          tinctoria.
          [WordNet 1.5]

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        originally made of the twigs of the broom.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]

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