broomrape [bro͞om′rāp΄, broomrāp΄]
[ BROOM + RAPE2, used as transl. of ML rapum genistae, lit., broom tuber]
any of a genus (Orobanche) of the broomrape family of leafless, fleshy, parasitic plants growing on the roots of other plants
designating a family (Orobanchaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous leafless plants, including beechdrops, parasitic on the roots of other plants

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  • broomrape — noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Orobanche of the family Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family) of herbs that have leaves modified to scales and that grow as parasites on the roots of other plants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • broomrape family — adj. the plant family Orobanchaceae, characterized by scaly, leafless herbaceous plants that are parasitic on the roots of other plants and have irregular flowers and many seeded capsular fruit, and including beechdrops, broomrape, and squawroot …   Universalium

  • broomrape family — noun brown or yellow leafless herbs; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Orobanchaceae, ↑family Orobanchaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • broomrape — noun Any of various plants, of the genus Orobanche, that are parasitic on the roots of other plants …   Wiktionary

  • broomrape — n. parasitic plant with small flowers and very small leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • broomrape — noun a leafless parasitic plant with tubular flowers, which attaches itself to the roots of its host plant. [Genus Orobanche.] Origin C16: from broom + L. rapum tuber …   English new terms dictionary

  • broomrape — broom·rape …   English syllables

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