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Russian thistle

noun
1.
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
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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