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sagebrush

[ seyj-bruhsh ]
/ ˈseɪdʒˌbrʌʃ /
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noun

any of several sagelike, bushy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. tridentata, having silvery, wedge-shaped leaves, with three teeth at the tip, common on the dry plains of the western U.S.

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Origin of sagebrush

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; sage2 + brush2
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British Dictionary definitions for sagebrush

sagebrush
/ (ˈseɪdʒˌbrʌʃ) /

noun

any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, esp A. tridentata, a shrub of W North America, having silver-green leaves and large clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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