Broomrape



any of various parasitic plants, especially of the genus Orobanche, living on the roots of broom and other plants.
Historical Examples

The Khedive’s Country George Manville Fenn
Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation James Buckman

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any orobanchaceous plant of the genus Orobanche: brownish small-flowered leafless parasites on the roots of other plants, esp on legumes

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