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 U.S.
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The grayscale canyon suddenly transformed into a rainbow of color: deep blue hues on the John Day River, dark reds of the canyon walls, a golden brown blanket of high desert steppe, and the otherworldly green of fresh spring sagebrush.
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First Known Use of sagebrush
SAGEBRUSH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sagebrush for English Language Learners
: a small plant that has leaves with a strong smell and that grows in dry areas of the western U.S.
SAGEBRUSH Defined for Kids
Definition of sagebrush for Students
: a plant of the western United States that grows as a low shrub and has a bitter juice and strong smell
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