Definition of sagebrush in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsājˌbrəSH/


1A shrubby aromatic North American plant of the daisy family.
  • Genus Artemisia, family Compositae: several species, in particular A. tridentata.
Example sentences
  • In summer months they eat cacti, sagebrush, mesquite, alfalfa, clover, other grasses, and herbaceous vegetation.
  • Sideoats grama, buffalo grass, sagebrush, yucca and prickly pear cactus are also common on the canyon floor and walls.
  • The sagebrush and yucca plants made the groups course jagged.
1.1Scrub that is dominated by sagebrush, occurring chiefly in semiarid regions of western North America.
Example sentences
  • They appear to prefer areas dominated by sagebrush or bitterbrush, with native grasses intermixed, generally avoiding cheatgrass-dominated landscapes.
  • A 1945 Forest Service publication declared that in areas where sagebrush had replaced grass, the problem was ‘sick land.’
  • Although there is some overlap, dialect regions are generally separated by tracts of mostly unused sagebrush or forested areas.

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Syllabification: sage·brush

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