American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various parasitic herbs of the genus Orobanche, having purplish or yellowish flowers and small scalelike leaves that lack chlorophyll. Broomrape grows on the roots of various plants.
- broom + rape (Wiktionary)
- Translation of Medieval Latin rāpum genistae : Latin rāpum, underground stock of a tree + Latin genistae, genitive of genista, broom (from the growth of these tubers on the roots of broom). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The lack of chlorophyll made me wonder if it was some kind of broomrape just emerging, but it didn't really look right … so I snapped a picture of it and went on.”
“Localized species of note include red broomrape Orobanche alba, sea spleenwort Asplenium marinum and oyster plant Mertemsia maritima.”
“Brown stalks of broomrape were still standing, and I lighted upon a lingering bee-ophrys, a plant which by its amazing mimicry makes one look at it with awe as if it were something supernatural.”
“(The Broom-rape Tribe.) Orobanche uniflora, L. Squaw-root; cancer-root; broomrape.”
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“From that underground relationship, the one-flowered broomrape boasts a dainty yellow and purple trumpet-shaped flower.”
“Hence, you will often find stonecrop and broomrape growing in the same habitat.”
“Great & Most used Chinese diet to boost your immune system includes chicken soup tonic that contains deng shen, sliced ginger & broomrape sliced ginger.”
“Orobanche uniflora, or naked broomrape (or one-flowered broomrape or one-flowered cancer-root), is distributed throughout much of North America north of Mexico with the exception of Manitoba, Labrador, and Canada's central northern territories (the species is also found in Baja California).”
“Immunochemical investigation of broomrape-susceptible and - resistant varieties of sunflower”
“Reaction of some varieties, lines and wild species of sunflower to mildew, rust and broomrape”
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