butcher's broom

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butch·er's broom

(bo͝och′ərz)
n.
An evergreen shrub (Ruscus aculeatus) native to Europe and the Mediterranean region, having leaflike stems, greenish flowers, and usually red berries.
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Noun1.butcher's broom - shrub with stiff flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls)butcher's broom - shrub with stiff flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls); used for making brooms
genus Ruscus, Ruscus - a genus of European evergreen shrubs; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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