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Spanish broom

noun
a spiny, often leafless shrub, Genista hispanica, of the legume family, native to southern Europe, having clustered, golden-yellow flowers and hairy pods.

Origin:
1555–65

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spanish broom

noun
1. tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike twigs used in basketry; of southwestern Europe and Mediterranean; naturalized in California 
2. erect shrub of southwestern Europe having racemes of golden yellow flowers 
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