Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BRUME, Brim, n. Sc. forms of Eng. broom, the shrub Cytisus scoparius. Also used attrib. Known to Ags.1, Fif.10, Lnk.3, Kcb.9 1936. See also Breem, n.1 [brym, brøm, brɪm, see P.L.D. § 35] Fif. 1894  W. D. Latto Tammas Bodkin, Swatches o' Hodden-grey xxix.:
Whankin' doon whatever opposed my progress — corn, thristles, carl-doddies, brumecowes.
Edb. 1895  J. Tweeddale Moff x.:
Mair parteeklarly when there's cairtfu's o' brim growin' at the dyke-backs.
Rnf. 1807  R. Tannahill Poems and Songs 158:
The brume, the brier, the birken bush Blume bonnie o'er thy flowery lea.

[O.Sc. brume (1478), bruym, earliest appearance in place-name Brumcrok (c.1300) (D.O.S.T.).]

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