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    Hi,

    What do you call this: grass broom or only broom?

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    Re: broom

    They look like hand brooms to me.
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    Re: broom

    A broom made of sticks (rather than grass) used to be called a besom but the word is hardly ever used these days. I'd just call that a broom.
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    Re: broom

    In American English, the stuff brooms are usually made from is ​broomstraw.
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    Re: broom

    It's also known as broom corn. For a while during 1944, my county in southwest Kansas had a POW camp in which captive German WW II soldiers harvested wheat and broom corn. At the time, broom corn was widely grown. It has become a much less common as a commodity nowadays.
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    Re: broom

    It is the South Asian form of what we call a corn broom. It differs from our brooms in that it lacks a long wooden or plastic handle, so one has to bend over to use it.

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