sagebrush

noun
sage·​brush | \ ˈsāj-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce sagebrush (audio) \

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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Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Experts generally attribute the decline to road construction, development and oil and gas leasing. Sage grouse survival is completely dependent on sagebrush, which covers large open areas in parts of the U.S. West. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Forty minutes north of Las Vegas, Creech is a constellation of windswept airstrips surrounded by sagebrush and cactus groves. New York Times, "The Wounds of the Drone Warrior," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of sagebrush

1850, in the meaning defined above

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sagebrush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sagebrush

: a small plant that has leaves with a strong smell and that grows in dry areas of the western U.S.

sagebrush

noun
sage·​brush | \ ˈsāj-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce sagebrush (audio) \

Kids Definition of sagebrush

: 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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