Definitions for: Tumbleweed


[n] bushy plant of western United States
[n] bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish flowers and winged seeds
[n] prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States
[n] any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass



Webster (1913) Definition: Tum"ble*weed`, n. (Bot.)
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,
Amarantus albus, etc.

Synonyms: Amaranthus albus, Amaranthus graecizans, Cycloloma atriplicifolium, Russian cactus, Russian thistle, Russian tumbleweed, Salsola kali tenuifolia, winged pigweed

See Also: amaranth, bush, Cycloloma, genus Cycloloma, shrub, weed

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