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English noun: broom

1. broom (artifact) a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle


Broader (hypernym)cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement


Narrower (hyponym)besom, push broom, whisk, whisk broom


Part holonymbroom handle, broomstick

2. broom (plant) any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub


Narrower (hyponym)broom tree, common broom, Cytisus albus, Cytisus multiflorus, Cytisus scoparius, dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, Genista anglica, Genista hispanica, Genista tinctoria, green broom, greenweed, needle furze, petty whin, Scotch broom, Spanish broom, Spanish broom, Spanish gorse, Spartium junceum, weaver's broom, weeping tree broom, whin, white broom, white Spanish broom, woadwaxen, woodwaxen


Member meronymPapilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae

3. broom (plant) common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere


SynonymsCalluna vulgaris, heather, ling, Scots heather


Broader (hypernym)heath


Member meronymCalluna, genus Calluna


English verb: broom

1. broom (contact) sweep with a broom or as if with a broom


SamplesSweep the crumbs off the table.
Sweep under the bed.


Synonymssweep


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)pass over, wipe


Verb groupsweep

2. broom (contact) finish with a broom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)finish









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