Definition of Scotch broom
1. Noun. Deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers.
Group relationships: Cytisus, Genus Cytisus
Generic synonyms: Broom
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Literary usage of Scotch broom
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1. The Old Brick Churches of Maryland by Helen West Ridgely (1894)
"... of the church property which has been added to from time to time, there is a patch of scotch broom. This was planted during the rectorship of the Rev. ..."
2. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"... Green broom; scotch broom; Irish broom; Hog- weed; Bannal). Habitat: Western Asia, Southern and Western Europe; cultivated in the United States. ..."
3. Settler's Guide and Farmer's Handbook by Western Australia Dept. of Agriculture, L. Lindley-Cowen (1897)
"The air-dried hay contains 17 per cent of crude protein. Genista scoparia (Scotch broom).—A shrubby, perennial legume, native of Scotland. ..."
4. Annual Report (1898)
"The poplars, tamarisk, locust, and especially scotch broom, show results ... The fine growth of the scotch broom the past season and its present very ..."
5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"scotch broom. Shrub, to 10 ft., with erect, slender branches: Ivs. short- ... The scotch broom, C. scoparius, has become established in this country, ..."
6. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1915)
"... of Oriental Poppies 162 Primrose An Improved Evening Primrose 73 scotch broom The scotch broom 281 Spanish Broom The Spanish Broom Bush 239 Sisyrinchium ..."
7. The Propagation of Plants: Giving the Principles which Govern the by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1887)
"... and many of the species are known under such local names as scotch broom, Irish Broom, Spanish Broom, etc. The hardy species are readily increased by ..."