Broom-rape

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Broom-rape a parasitic plant found adhering to the root of broom, clover, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bróm; Ger. bram.

Usage

In literature:

The toothworts and broom rapes are Draconidae, I think, and wholly parasites.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
It was the lesser broom rape, and hardly a clover plant escaped this parasitic growth.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
A large and particularly fleshy broom-rape, recently flowering, festered unpleasantly everywhere.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
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In news:

BROOME – The owner of a Norwich apartment complex was arrested for fraud Thursday in connection with his alleged failure to provide workers' compensation insurance for an employee who was raped and murdered in 2007.
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