broomcorn

[broom-kawrn, broo m-]

Origin of broomcorn

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; broom + corn1
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British Dictionary definitions for broomcorn

broomcorn

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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