Scotch broom


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Scotch′ broom′


n.
the broom, Cytisus scoparius.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scotch broom - deciduous erect spreading broom native to western EuropeScotch broom - deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers
Cytisus, genus Cytisus - large genus of stiff or spiny evergreen or deciduous Old World shrubs: broom
broom - any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
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One landowner was so thrilled to find out he had an endangered purple sanicle plant on his property that he ripped out the Scotch broom plants that threatened it, and spread the word to his neighbours.
At one site, they found that the invasive Scotch broom plant covered much more terrain following debris piling or removal, and that the survival rate of Douglas-fir seedlings decreased by 30 percent.
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