(Broom), v. t. (Naut.) See Bream.
(Broom" corn`) (Bot.) A variety of Sorghum vulgare, having a joined stem, like maize, rising
to the height of eight or ten feet, and bearing its seeds on a panicle with long branches, of which brooms
(Broom" rape`) (Bot.) A genus (Orobanche) of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They
are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to
the roots of other plants, as furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc. The name is sometimes applied to other
plants related to this genus, as Aphyllon uniflorumand A. Ludovicianum.
(Broom"staff`) n. A broomstick. [Obs.] Shak.
(Broom"stick`) n. A stick used as a handle of a broom.
(Broom"y) a. Of or pertaining to broom; overgrowing with broom; resembling broom or a broom.
If land grow mossy or broomy.
(Brose) n. [CF. Gael. brothas. Cf. Brewis, Broth.] Pottage made by pouring some boiling
liquid on meal and stirring it. It is called beef brose, water brose, etc., according to the name of the
liquid (beef broth, hot water, etc.) used. [Scot.]
(Brot"el) a. Brittle. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Brot"el*ness), n. Brittleness. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Broth) n. [AS. bro; akin to OHG. brod, brot; cf. Ir. broth, Gael. brot. &radic93. Cf. Brewis,
Brew.] Liquid in which flesh (and sometimes other substances, as barley or rice) has been boiled; thin
or simple soup.
I am sure by your unprejudiced discourses that you love broth better than soup.
(Broth"el) n. [OE. brothel, brodel, brethel, a prostitute, a worthless fellow, fr. AS. beróan to
ruin, destroy; cf. AS. breótan to break, and E. brittle. The term brothel house was confused with bordel
brothel. CF. Bordel.] A house of lewdness or ill fame; a house frequented by prostitutes; a bawdyhouse.
(Broth"el*er) n. One who frequents brothels.
(Broth"el*ry) n. Lewdness; obscenity; a brothel. B. Jonson.
(Broth"er) n.; pl. Brothers (bru&thlig"erz) or Brethren See Brethren. [OE. brother, AS. broðor; akin
to OS. brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel. broðir, Sw. & Dan. broder, Goth. broþar,
Ir. brathair, W. brawd, pl. brodyr, Lith. brolis, Lett. brahlis, Russ. brat', Pol. & Serv. brat, OSlav.
bratru, L. frater, Skr. bhrat&rsdot, Zend bratar brother, Gr. fra`thr, fra`twr, a clansman. The common
plural is Brothers; in the solemn style, Brethren, OE. pl. brether, bretheren, AS. dat. sing. breðer,
nom. pl. broðor, broðru. &radic258. Cf. Friar, Fraternal.]
1. A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them
only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.
Two of us in the churchyard lie,
My sister and my brother.