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broom·corn

 (bro͞om′kôrn′, bro͝om′-)
n.
A variety of sorghum having a stiff, erect, much-branched flower cluster, the stalks of which are used to make brooms.

broomcorn

(ˈbruːmˌkɔːn; ˈbrʊm-)
n
(Plants) a variety of sorghum, Sorghum vulgare technicum, the long stiff flower stalks of which have been used for making brooms

broom•corn

(ˈbrumˌkɔrn, ˈbrʊm-)

n.
any of several varieties of sorghum having a long, stiff-branched panicle used in the manufacture of brooms.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.broomcorn - tall grasses grown for the elongated stiff-branched panicle used for brooms and brushes
sorghum - economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
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Since Ben Franklin brought broomcorn to America from Egypt in 1790, the humble kitchen broom has been an integral part of our daily lives.
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Indeed, hempseed was one of the "five grains" of ancient China, along with foxtail millet, broomcorn millet, rice, and barley or wheat (Huang, 2000).
The movement of food crops between Africa and Asia dates as far back as the third millennium bce and involves a variety of basic staples such as sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and finger millet (Eleusine coracana), numerous varieties of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus) from Africa to South and South-east Asia; and banana (Musa x paradisiaca), water yam (Dioscorea alata), taro or cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta), coconut (Cocos nucifera) and common or broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) to Africa and Madagascar.
Neither trait is part of the cultural patrimony of AN-speaking peoples, as comparative linguistic, archaeological and distributional ethographic evidence unambiguously indicate a Proto-Austronesian language community with permanent single-family dwellings, pottery, loom weaving, domesticated animals, including at least the dog and pig, the exploitation of marine resources, and grain agriculture that centered on rice, but included foxtail and probably broomcorn millet as important subsidiary crops (Blust 1995, Bellwood 1997, Tsang 2005, Sagart to appear).
Whole grains should focus toward complex carbohydrates that include barley, wheat, rye, oat, rice, coarse rice, corn, broomcorn and millet, which are rich in fiber, micronutrients, and phytochemicals.
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Seeds recovered at two herder campsites in Kazakhstan represent the earliest evidence of the combined use of bread wheat and broomcorn millet, say anthropologist Robert Spengler of Washington University in St.
There is broomcorn, a small-seeded type, which can be grown for grain but is best known as the traditional source of broom fiber.
On a recent trip to southern Colombia, I discovered broomcorn being grown as a versatile grain crop.