butcher's-broom

butcher's-broom

n
(Plants) a liliaceous evergreen shrub, Ruscus aculeatus, that has stiff prickle-tipped flattened green stems, which resemble and function as true leaves. The plant was formerly used for making brooms
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butch′er's-broom`



n.
a shrubby European evergreen, Ruscus aculeatus, of the lily family, used for making brooms.
[1555–65]
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