1. (utensil) 
a. la escoba (F) 
I used a broom to sweep up the broken glass.Usé una escoba para barrer el cristal roto.
2. (botany) 
a. la retama (F) 
There are many different species of brooms that produce beautiful flowers.Hay muchas especies diferentes de retama que producen flores bonitas.
A broom is a type of evergreen bush.Una hiniesta es un tipo de arbusto de hoja perenne.
1. (plant) 
a. la retama f, escoba (F) 
2. (for cleaning) 
a. la escoba (F) 
3. (fig) 
a new broomjefe recién llegado que quiere cambiar radicalmente las cosas
broom [bruːm] [brʊm]
1 (brush) escoba (f)
new broom escoba (f) nueva
a new broom sweeps clean escoba nueva barre bien
It will be some time before the new broom sweeps clean but there is a hope, indeed an expectation, that a new spirit will at least imbue the proceedings in Basingstoke this week A new broom doesn't always sweep clean, it just brushes some of the worst dirt under the carpet for a while
2 (Bot) retama (f); hiniesta (f)
broom closet (US)broom cupboard (Britain) (n) armario (m) de los artículos de limpieza
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