ETYM Old Eng. besme, besum, AS. besma; akin to Dutch bezem, OHG pesamo, German besen; of uncertain origin.
A broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle.
A bundle of firm stiff twigs or fibers bound together on a long handle especially for sweeping. especially one made of twigs.
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.