Definition of broom:
- 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.
- 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made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; - so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.
- See Bream.
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- "The Green Forest Fairy Book", Loretta Ellen Brady.
- "The Spoilers of the Valley", Robert Watson.
He had on an apron; there was a broom in his hand, and as he came towards her, walking very, very slowly, there came over Nancy Dampier, she could not have told you why, a touch of repulsion from the slovenly youth.- "The End of Her Honeymoon", Marie Belloc Lowndes.