broomcorn broomcorn

Definition(s):

  • (n) tall grasses grown for the elongated stiff-branched panicle used for brooms and brushes

Usage(s):

  1. It was broomcorn, the dry, tasteless straw from which 45 million brooms a year are made.
  2. Six years ago, its forefathers appeared on the American continent, probably arriving in a shipment of broomcorn from southeastern Europe to a Canadian broom factory.

News

  • Budweiser Clydesdales to appear in Mattoon, Arcola

    MATTOON (JG-TC) — The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to make several appearances in the area Sept. 6-8 including the Arcola Broomcorn Festival and Mattoon’s Peterson Park.
    on September 5, 2013     Source: Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

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