What does butcher's broom mean?

butcher's broom meaning in General Dictionary

shrub with rigid flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls); useful for making brooms

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  • A genus of flowers (Ruscus); esp. R. aculeatus, which features big purple berries and leaflike limbs. See Cladophyll.

Sentence Examples with the word butcher's broom

The plants are generally perennial herbs growing from a bulb or rhizome, sometimes shrubby as in butcher's broom (Ruscus) or tree-like as in species of Dracaena, Yucca or Aloe.

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