Definitions of broom
  1. noun
    a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
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    a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle
    push broom
    a wide broom that is pushed ahead of the sweeper
    whisk, whisk broom
    a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    type of:
    cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement
    any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
  2. verb
    sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
    synonyms: sweep
    clean by sweeping
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    type of:
    pass over, wipe
    rub with a circular motion
  3. verb
    finish with a broom
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    type of:
    provide with a finish
  4. noun
    any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
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    weeping tree broom
    small shrubby tree of New Zealand having weeping branches and racemes of white to violet flowers followed by woolly indehiscent two-seeded pods
    Cytisus albus, Cytisus multiflorus, white Spanish broom, white broom
    low European broom having trifoliate leaves and yellowish-white flowers
    Cytisus scoparius, Scotch broom, common broom, green broom
    deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers
    Genista anglica, broom tree, needle furze, petty whin
    prickly yellow-flowered shrub of the moors of New England and Europe
    Genista hispanica, Spanish broom, Spanish gorse
    erect shrub of southwestern Europe having racemes of golden yellow flowers
    Genista tinctoria, dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, greenweed, whin, woadwaxen, woodwaxen
    small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental
    Spanish broom, Spartium junceum, weaver's broom
    tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike twigs used in basketry; of southwestern Europe and Mediterranean; naturalized in California
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
  5. noun
    common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
    synonyms: Calluna vulgaris, Scots heather, heather, ling
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    a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
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