dyer's-broom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dyer's-broom 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
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dyer's-broom a European shrubby plant, thoroughly naturalised in some parts of North America—a well-known source of yellow colouring matter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deágan, to dye, from deág or deáh, colour.