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butcher's-broom

[boo ch-erz-broom, -broo m] /ˈbʊtʃ ərzˌbrum, -ˌbrʊm/
noun
1.
a shrubby European evergreen, Ruscus aculeatus, of the lily family: used for making brooms.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65
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butcher's-broom

noun
1.
a liliaceous evergreen shrub, Ruscus aculeatus, that has stiff prickle-tipped flattened green stems, which resemble and function as true leaves. The plant was formerly used for making brooms
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