Definition of Spanish broom in English:

Spanish broom

Line breaks: Span|ish broom

noun

  • A Mediterranean broom with fragrant yellow flowers and almost leafless stems which were formerly used in basketry.
    • Spartium junceum, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • Mowing is effective in controlling Spanish broom if it is followed by herbicide application.
    • Beginning in the late 1930s, Spanish broom was planted along mountain highways in southern California.
    • As you have observed, the Spanish broom becomes quite large and is often not given a large enough planting site.

More definitions of Spanish broom

Definition of Spanish broom in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea