Russian thistle

noun

Definition of Russian thistle

: a prickly European saltwort (Salsola kali) that is a serious weed in North America

called also Russian tumbleweed

First Known Use of Russian thistle

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Russian thistle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Russian%20thistle. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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