Definition of Butcher's broom

1. Noun. Shrub with stiff flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls); used for making brooms.

Exact synonyms: Ruscus Aculeatus
Group relationships: Genus Ruscus, Ruscus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Medical Definition of Butcher's broom

1. A genus of plants (Ruscus); especially. R. Aculeatus, which has large red berries and leaflike branches. See Cladophyll. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Butcher's broom

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1825)
"Now, I would with all due deference suggest the possibility of this passage leading the young botanist to pronounce the butcher s broom, and some other ..."

2. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... of the ring give clues to the climatic conditions which obtained when it was formed. FR Hinkins &• Son. CROSS SECTION OF THE STEM OF THE BUTCHER S BROOM ..."

3. Seaside Planting of Trees and Shrubs by Alfred Gaut (1907)
"Butcher s Broom. See Ruscus aculeatus. Buxus sempervirens, Common Box. This popular shrub will succeed in any light, free, or well-drained soil. ..."

4. The Climates and Baths of Great Britain: Being the Report of a Committee of by Robert Barnes, J. Mitchel Bruce, William Ewart, William Murrell (1895)
"The butcher-s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is often in blossom at the beginning of February. In some localities this plant is not uncommon though generally very ..."

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