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broomcorn

[ broom-kawrn, broom- ]
/ ˈbrumˌkɔrn, ˈbrʊm- /
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noun
any of several varieties of sorghum having a long, stiff-branched panicle used in the manufacture of brooms.
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Origin of broomcorn

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; broom + corn1
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How to use broomcorn in a sentence

  • Now we come to acres upon acres of the sugar-cane, looking at a distance like fields of overgrown broomcorn.

    To Cuba and Back|Richard Henry Dana

British Dictionary definitions for broomcorn

broomcorn
/ (ˈbruːmˌkɔːn, ˈbrʊm-) /

noun
a variety of sorghum, Sorghum vulgare technicum, the long stiff flower stalks of which have been used for making brooms
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