Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HOBURN SAUCH, n.comb. Also obrum-(Bnff. 1957), -saugh (Jam.). The laburnum, Cytisus Laburnum (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Abd. c.1930).

[The first element is ad. obsol. Fr. aubour, laburnum, from *alburnum, met. form of Lat. laburnum. For the second, see Sauch, and for the variant he-broom, see He, III. 1.]

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