- An implement used for sweeping, usually consisting of a bunch of twigs, straw, or bristles bound together and attached to a stick or handle. (noun)
- Any of various Mediterranean shrubs of the genus Cytisus in the pea family, especially C. scoparius, having mostly compound leaves with three leaflets and showy, usually bright yellow flowers. (noun)
- Any of several similar or related shrubs, especially in the genera Genista and Spartium. (noun)
- To sweep with or as if with a broom. (verb-transitive)
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