ETYM Old Eng. brom, brome, AS. brôm; akin to LG. bram, Dutch brem, Old High Germ. brâmo broom, thornbush, German brombeere blackberry. Related to Bramble.
1. Any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers.
2. For sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle.
Any shrub of the family Leguminosae, especially species of the Cytisus and Spartium, often cultivated for their bright yellow flowers.
To finish with a broom.