sagebrush

noun sage·brush \ ˈsāj-ˌbrəsh \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of sagebrush

1850

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SAGEBRUSH Defined for English Language Learners

sagebrush

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

sagebrush

noun sage·brush \ ˈsāj-ˌbrəsh \

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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