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 for Cytisus scoparius
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scotch \Scotch\, a. [Cf. Scottish.]
     Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its
     inhabitants; Scottish.
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     Scotch broom (Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.
     Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck (Zool.), the bufflehead; --
        called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman.
     Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.
     Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
     Scotch nightingale (Zool.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]
     Scotch pebble. See under pebble.
     Scotch pine (Bot.) See Riga fir.
     Scotch thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Onopordon
        acanthium); -- so called from its being the national
        emblem of the Scotch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scoparin \Sco"pa*rin\, n. (Chem.)
     A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom
     ({Cytisus scoparius) accompanying sparteine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sparteine \Spar"te*ine\, n. (Chem.)
     A narcotic alkaloid extracted from the tops of the common
     broom ({Cytisus scoparius, formerly Spartium scoparium),
     as a colorless oily liquid of aniline-like odor and very
     bitter taste.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broom \Broom\ (br[=oo]m), n. [OE. brom, brome, AS. br[=o]m; akin
     to LG. bram, D. brem, OHG. br[=a]mo broom, thorn?bush, G.
     brombeere blackberry. Cf. Bramble, n.]
     1. (Bot.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to
        sweep with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus
        scoparius of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with
        long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves,
        and large yellow flowers.
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              No gypsy cowered o'er fires of furze and broom.
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     2. An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of
        the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or
        attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because
        originally made of the twigs of the broom.
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     Butcher's+broom,+a+plant+({Ruscus+aculeatus">Butcher's broom, a plant ({Ruscus aculeatus) of the Smilax
        family, used by butchers for brooms to sweep their blocks;
        -- called also knee holly. See Cladophyll.
     Dyer's+broom,+a+species+of+mignonette+({Reseda+luteola">Dyer's broom, a species of mignonette ({Reseda luteola),
        used for dyeing yellow; dyer's weed; dyer's rocket.
     Spanish broom. See under Spanish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cytisus scoparius
      n 1: deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe;
           widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers [syn: common
           broom, Scotch broom, green broom, Cytisus scoparius]

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