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broomcorn

Syllabification: broom·corn
Pronunciation: /ˈbro͞omˌkôrn, ˈbro͝om-
 
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Definition of broomcorn in English:

noun

A variety of sorghum whose dried inflorescences are used to make brooms.
Example sentences
  • The staple grain is millet; 80% of Yemen's grain production is either sorghum or broomcorn millet.
  • Both Z and E borers are found in Europe and were introduced into eastern North America early in the 20th century, presumably on shipments of broomcorn.
  • Can broomcorn brooms ever compete with plastic bristles?

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