tumbleweed

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noun tum·ble·weed \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌwēd\

Definition of tumbleweed

  1. :  a plant (such as Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass

1887

First Known Use of tumbleweed

1887


TUMBLEWEED Defined for English Language Learners

tumbleweed

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noun tum·ble·weed \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌwēd\

Definition of tumbleweed for English Language Learners

  • : a plant found especially in the North American desert that breaks away from its roots and is blown across the ground by the wind


TUMBLEWEED Defined for Kids

tumbleweed

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noun tum·ble·weed \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌwēd\

Definition of tumbleweed for Students

  1. :  a plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and tumbles about in the wind



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