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tumbleweed

noun tum·ble·weed \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌwēd\

: a plant found especially in the North American desert that breaks away from its roots and is blown across the ground by the wind

Full Definition of TUMBLEWEED

:  a plant (as Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass
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First Known Use of TUMBLEWEED

1887
TUMBLEWEED Defined for Kids

tumbleweed

noun tum·ble·weed \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌwēd\

Definition of TUMBLEWEED for Kids

:  a plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and tumbles about in the wind

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