Definition of butcher's broom in English:

butcher's broom

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  • 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
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    • 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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