russian tumble weed

Russian thistle

noun
a saltwort, Salsola kali tenuifolia, that has narrow, spinelike leaves, a troublesome weed in the central and western U.S.
Also called Russian tumbleweed.


Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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russian thistle

noun
prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States 
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