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broom bush

n. 1. [OED different sp.] a plant: 1920 Gundlachia corymbosa (Britton 442). 1977 Baccharis dioica (Patterson 120). = HORSE BUSH 3, SOLDIER'S BUSH (Gen.)

2. any bush suitable for use as a broom: You could take a piece of broom bush and sweep with it right so (Nassau).

3. [cf. DAE broom-brush a whisk-broom made from broom corn] a kitchen broom made from the branches of a broom bush. = BUSH BROOM (Mayag., Inagua)

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-08 15:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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