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broomcorn

[broom-kawrn, broo m-] /ˈbrumˌkɔrn, ˈbrʊm-/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of sorghum having a long, stiff-branched panicle used in the manufacture of brooms.
Origin of broomcorn
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85; broom + corn1
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broomcorn

/ˈbruːmˌkɔːn; ˈbrʊm-/
noun
1.
a variety of sorghum, Sorghum vulgare technicum, the long stiff flower stalks of which have been used for making brooms
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