Definition of tumbleweed in English:

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tumbleweed

Pronunciation: /ˈtəmbəlˌwēd/

noun

North American & Australian/New Zealand
A plant of dry regions that breaks off near the ground in late summer and is tumbled about by the wind, thereby dispersing its seeds.
  • Genera Salsola (family Chenopodiaceae) and Amaranthus (family Amaranthaceae).
Example sentences
  • He enters the classroom in a blinding heavenly light, to the accompaniment of whistling winds and rolling tumbleweed that usually accompanies Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti western.
  • Even tumbleweed can't go on blowing down dusty streets for ever.
  • Charles half expected to hear at once sharp cracks of sticks and tumbleweed, to which he would coax himself were just tree squirrels, or other creatures.

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Syllabification: tum·ble·weed

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