saltbush

noun
salt·​bush | \ ˈsȯlt-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce saltbush (audio) \

Definition of saltbush

: any of various shrubby plants of the goosefoot family that thrive in dry alkaline soil especially : any of numerous oraches that are important browse plants in dry regions

Examples of saltbush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the east, the sky glowed orange and crimson, and the light illuminated a sea of saltbushes, sweet grass and wind-rippled dunes. New York Times, 17 Jan. 2018 Different varieties of sunflower, saltbush, sagebrush and poppies will eventually spread across the site. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, sandiegouniontribune.com, 17 July 2017 Kangaroos, wombats and giant herbivores called diprotodontids browsed on a variety of shrubby plants, including saltbush. Brian Switek, Smithsonian, 26 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of saltbush

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Saltbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltbush. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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