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: a small plant that has leaves with a strong smell and that grows in dry areas of the western U.S.
Full Definition of SAGEBRUSH
: any of several North American hoary composite subshrubs (genus Artemisia); especially: one (A. tridentata) having a bitter juice and an odor resembling sage and often covering vast tracts of alkaline plains in the western United States
Any of various shrubby species of the genus Seriphidium of the aster family (Asteraceae). Native to semiarid plains and mountain slopes in western North America, these shrubs are adapted both to dry, hot summers and to moist, mild winters with intermittent polar Pacific winds. Common sagebrush (S. tridentata) is a many-branched shrub, usually about 3–6.5 ft (1–2 m) high, with silvery gray, bitter-aromatic foliage.