Definition of Spanish broom in English:

Spanish broom


  • A Mediterranean broom with fragrant yellow flowers and almost leafless stems which were formerly used in basketry.

    Spartium junceum, family Leguminosae

    • ‘Mowing is effective in controlling Spanish broom if it is followed by herbicide application.’
    • ‘As you have observed, the Spanish broom becomes quite large and is often not given a large enough planting site.’
    • ‘French and Spanish broom are native to the Mediterranean region and Canary Islands.’
    • ‘I bought and planted the Spanish brooms last summer when I couldn't find Moonlights.’
    • ‘The Spanish brooms and the lavender are two characteristic flowers in Tuscany.’
    • ‘Beginning in the late 1930s, Spanish broom was planted along mountain highways in southern California.’
    • ‘Industrially, flowers of Spanish broom are used to produce yellow pigments and with its bark a fiber is made to manufacture ropes and clothes.’