Definition of tumbleweed in English:

tumbleweed

Line breaks: tumble|weed
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌmb(ə)lwiːd
 
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noun

[mass noun] North American & Australian /NZ
  • A plant of arid regions which breaks off near the ground in late summer, forming light globular masses which are tumbled about by the wind.
    • Genera Salsola (family Chenopodiaceae) and Amaranthus (family Amaranthaceae)
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    • 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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