Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition


a London club in St James's Street. It was founded in 1764 by the dukes of Roxburghe and Portland. The building had been previously opened as a gaming-house by William Macall (Almack), and afterwards by Brooks, a wine merchant and money-lender, whose name it retained.

Figure 1. Cytisus scoparius, Common Broom. .

1. Two-lipped calyx.

2. Broadly ovate vexillum or standard.

3. One of the alae or wings of the corolla.

4. Carina or keel.

5. Monadelphous stamens.

6. Hairy ovary with the long style, thickened upwards, and spirally curved.

7. Legume or pod.