Definition of Broom grass
1. Noun. Any of several grasses of the genus Andropogon; used in broom making.
Group relationships: Andropogon, Genus Andropogon
Specialized synonyms: Andropogon Virginicus, Broom Sedge, Andropogon Scoparius, Broom Beard Grass, Prairie Grass, Schizachyrium Scoparium, Wire Grass
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Literary usage of Broom grass
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1. Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians by Wilfred William Robbins, John Peabody Harrington, Barbara W. Freire-Marreco (1916)
"Tap'en\ta, ' broom grass' (tap'efii, broom; ta, grass). Bouteloua curtipendula. Mesquite Grass. This grass grows in the mountains, and Mexican peddlers ..."
2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1889)
"Fert. ft. with 1 stamen, spikes in pairs or fours, hairs long, white, dense 7 2. Andropogon tener Kunth.; broom grass. 3. ..."
3. An Essay on Calcareous Manures by Edmund Ruffin (1852)
"In regard to broom-grass and pines, the change is not so sudden, or complete ; but still the soil will have been made manifestly unfriendly to both. ..."
4. British Farmer's Magazine (1850)
"This broom-grass is perfectly distinct from Bromus mollis, No. 22 ; it is also compounded with R. ..."