Spanish broom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Spanish broom erect shrub of southwestern Europe having racemes of golden yellow flowers
    • n Spanish broom tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike twigs used in basketry; of southwestern Europe and Mediterranean; naturalized in California
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spanish broom (Bot) a leguminous shrub (Spartium junceum) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
    • Spanish broom See under Spanish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spanish broom a hardy deciduous Mediterranean shrub with showy yellow fragrant flowers
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Usage

In literature:

Spartium junceum (Spanish Broom).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
He carried on his arm a basket made of Spanish broom, and proceeded toward the Forum Nundinarium.
"One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances" by Thophile Gautier
The oblong table placed near the fireside rested on a thick carpet of Spanish broom or esparto.
"The Knight of Malta" by Eugene Sue
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