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broom US English

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

broom US Thesaurus

mops and brooms

push broom US English

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

whisk broom US English

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

Spanish broom US English

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

witches' broom US English

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

butcher's broom US 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 US English

People newly appointed to positions of responsibility tend to be eager to make big or far-reaching changes

dyer's greenweed US 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 US English

People newly appointed to positions of responsibility tend to be eager to make big or far-reaching changes