any of various plants, as Amaranthus albus, A. graecizans, or the Russian thistle, Salsola kali, whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind.
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How to use tumbleweed in a sentence
Tumbleweeds blew across the road, and as I turned off the highway I spotted some of the area’s famous wild horses.
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Tumbleweeds are a-blowin’ down the aisles of your local bike shop.
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But then the movie kind of started skipping along like some tangled tumbleweed of confusion.
Elsewhere Andrew's engagements are met with a deafening silence and the roll of tumbleweed.
When twilight came he had found a perch in a pile of tumbleweed, far from the sheltering bushes by the river.The Biography of a Prairie Girl | Eleanor Gates
If he ever came up to a tumbleweed he would lie right down on it and go to sleep.
Besides the cactus, another form of vegetation which began to attract more and more of Ollie's attention was the red tumbleweed.
The ordinary tumbleweed, green when growing and gray when tumbling, had long been familiar to us, but the red variety was new.
The tumbleweed banked high wherever, in the mysterious dispensations of Providence, a call for tumbleweed had made itself heard.The Killer | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for tumbleweed
any densely branched plant that breaks off near the ground on withering and is rolled about by the wind, esp one of several amaranths of the western US and Australia
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