the plant family Orobanchaceae, characterized by scaly, leafless herbaceous plants that are parasitic on the roots of other plants and have irregular flowers and many-seeded capsular fruit, and including beechdrops, broomrape, and squawroot.
the long slender handle of a broom. Contemporary Examples Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood Genyfer Spark January 28, 2012 Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide Kevin Fallon October 20, 2013 Salman Rushdie: Pakistan’s Deadly Game Salman Rushdie May 1, 2011 Historical Examples The […]
a full, gathered or pleated skirt that has characteristic tiny creases obtained by wetting the skirt and winding it around a broomstick to dry.
an implement for sweeping, consisting of a brush of straw or stiff strands of synthetic material bound tightly to the end of a long handle. any shrubby plant belonging to the genus Genista or the genus Cytisus, of the legume family, especially C. scoparius, common in Western Europe on uncultivated ground and having long, slender […]
covered with or abounding in broom: a golden broomy expanse along the trail. Historical Examples Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2) John Wilson The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions