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Noun: tumbleweed  'túm-bul,weed
  1. Any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass
  2. Prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States
    - Russian thistle, Russian tumbleweed, Russian cactus, Salsola kali tenuifolia
  3. Bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish flowers and winged seeds
    - winged pigweed, Cycloloma atriplicifolium
  4. Bushy plant of western United States
    - Amaranthus albus, Amaranthus graecizans

Derived forms: tumbleweeds

Type of: amaranth, bush, shrub, weed

Part of: Cycloloma, genus Cycloloma

Encyclopedia: Tumbleweed