Spanish broom
a spiny, often leafless shrub, Genista hispanica, of the legume family, native to southern Europe, having clustered, golden-yellow flowers and hairy pods.
[1555-65]

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  • Spanish broom — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish broom — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish Broom — Taxobox name = Spanish Broom status = LR/lc image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae genus = Spartium species = S. junceum binomial = Spartium junceum binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish-broom — vikšrinis kiškiakrūmis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, pluoštinis augalas (Spartium junceum), paplitęs Afrikos šiaurėje, Europos pietuose, Azijos pietvakariuose. Naudojamas maisto priedams… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Spanish broom — noun 1. tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike twigs used in basketry; of southwestern Europe and Mediterranean; naturalized in California • Syn: ↑weaver s broom, ↑Spartium junceum • Hypernyms: ↑broom • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish broom — /spænɪʃ ˈbrum/ (say spanish broohm) noun a fabaceous shrub with long rush like stems and yellow flowers, Spartium junceum, a frequently cultivated native of southern Europe …   Australian English dictionary

  • white Spanish broom — noun low European broom having trifoliate leaves and yellowish white flowers • Syn: ↑white broom, ↑Cytisus albus, ↑Cytisus multiflorus • Hypernyms: ↑broom • Member Holonyms: ↑Cytisus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish — Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern United… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish bayonet — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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