Definition of butcher's broom in English:

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butcher's broom


A low evergreen Eurasian shrub of the lily family, with flat shoots that give the appearance of stiff, spine-tipped leaves.
  • Ruscus aculeatus, family Liliaceae.
Example sentences
  • In this study, using a butcher's broom / sweet clover cream, the swelling of the injured leg measured against the uninjured leg was significantly reduced.
  • As she leaves, FitzGerald says thank-you to the butcher's broom for giving up its berries, knowing that if it ever goes extinct, she and the seed bank may be able to return the favor.
  • Because butcher's broom is a late bloomer, FitzGerald had to wait until December to begin collecting.

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Syllabification: butch·er's broom

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