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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cleaning implement for sweeping; Any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers.

Usage examples (30)
  • A candidate who does NOT fly on a broom is a now a serious proposition!
  • Steeles broom is getting quite a good work out this year.
  • I took the broom from the corner, and began to sweep; still my visitor did not stir.
  • The Latin name for broom is planta genista, and gradually it came to be pronounced Plantagenet. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The butler used the "broom" (implement used for sweeping) to sweep out the "brougham" (carriage), then drove away in the "brume" (mist or fog).
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