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broom British & World English

A long-handled brush of bristles or twigs, used for sweeping

push broom British & World English

A broom consisting of a handle attached at an angle to a wide brush that is worked by pushing

whisk broom British & World English

A small, stiff, short-handled broom used especially to brush clothing

Spanish broom British & World English

A Mediterranean broom with fragrant yellow flowers and almost leafless stems which were formerly used in basketry

witches' broom British & World English

Dense twiggy growth in a tree caused by infection with fungus (especially rusts), mites, or viruses

butcher's broom British & World English

A low evergreen Eurasian shrub of the lily family, with flat shoots that give the appearance of stiff spine-tipped leaves

a new broom sweeps clean British & World English

People newly appointed to positions of responsibility tend to make far-reaching changes

dyer's greenweed British & World English

A bushy yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the pea family, which has become naturalized in North America. The flowers were formerly used to make a yellow or green dye

a new broom sweeps clean in broom British & World English

People newly appointed to positions of responsibility tend to make far-reaching changes