- Any of a genus Orobanche of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants.
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(See the entry for broom rape in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)