common broom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common broom deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers
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Usage

In literature:

What we buy in a broom, a mat, a wagon, a knife, is some application of good sense to a common want.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
This species resembles our common Broom, but the branches are not angular.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
What we buy in a broom, a mat, a wagon, a knife, is some application of good sense to a common want.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Brompton signifies Broom Town, carrying suggestions of a wide and heathy common.
"The Kensington District" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
They were common rogues enough, that handled their swords like broom-handles.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
In our common Broom we see an approach to this, and the same feature is more marked in Cactus.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Note on the Common Broom (Cytisus Scoparius).
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
The implement, in this instance, is evidently a common broom or besom.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
The flowers are pale yellow, with six petals very like those of the Common Whin or the Broom, only much smaller.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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In poetry:

I care not how these flowers may be
Beloved of man and woman;
The Broom it is the flower for me,
That groweth on the common.
"The Broom Flower" by Mary Botham Howitt