Definition of besom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

besom

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbiːzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːzəm//
 
 
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a brush for sweeping floors, made from sticks tied onto a long handle Word Origin Old English besema, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch bezem and German Besen.
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