broomcorn

[ broom-kawrn, broo m- ]
/ ˈbrumˌkɔrn, ˈbrʊm- /

noun

any of several varieties of sorghum having a long, stiff-branched panicle used in the manufacture of brooms.

Nearby words

  1. brooky,
  2. broom,
  3. broom board,
  4. broom rape,
  5. broomball,
  6. broomfield,
  7. broomrape,
  8. broomrape family,
  9. broomstick,
  10. broomstick skirt

Origin of broomcorn

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; broom + corn1

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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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