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Tumbleweed vs. Sagebrush

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Tumbleweednoun

Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, Amaranthus albus, etc.

Sagebrushnoun

Any of several North American aromatic shrubs of the genus Artemisia, having silvery-grey, green leaves.

Tumbleweednoun

(attributive) Describing unwanted silence and inactivity. Often used of a situation when one makes a statement that is ignored or ill-received by one's audience, as the resultant silence is likened to that of a desolate desert with rolling tumbleweeds.

Sagebrushnoun

A low irregular shrub (Artemisia tridentata), of the order Compositæ, covering vast tracts of the dry alkaline regions of the American plains; - called also sagebush, and wild sage.

Tumbleweednoun

A tan colour, like that of a tumbleweed.

Sagebrushnoun

any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium

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Tumbleweednoun

Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; such as witch grass, wild indigo, Amarantus albus, etc.

Sagebrush

Sagebrush is the common name of several woody and herbaceous species of plants in the genus Artemisia. The best known sagebrush is the shrub Artemisia tridentata.

Tumbleweednoun

any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass

Tumbleweednoun

prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States

Tumbleweednoun

bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish flowers and winged seeds

Tumbleweednoun

bushy plant of western United States

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Tumbleweed

A tumbleweed is a structural part of the above-ground anatomy of a number of species of plants. It is a diaspore that once it is mature and dry, detaches from its root or stem and rolls due to the force of the wind.

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