broomrape family


noun

the plant family Orobanchaceae, characterized by scaly, leafless herbaceous plants that are parasitic on the roots of other plants and have irregular flowers and many-seeded capsular fruit, and including beechdrops, broomrape, and squawroot.

Nearby words

  1. broom rape,
  2. broomball,
  3. broomcorn,
  4. broomfield,
  5. broomrape,
  6. broomstick,
  7. broomstick skirt,
  8. broomy,
  9. broonzy,
  10. bros.

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