sage brush

sagebrush

[seyj-bruhsh]
noun
any of several sagelike, bushy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. tridentata, having silvery, wedge-shaped leaves, with three teeth at the tip, common on the dry plains of the western U.S.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; sage2 + brush2

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sagebrush (ˈseɪdʒˌbrʌʃ)
 
n
any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, esp A. tridentata, a shrub of W North America, having silver-green leaves and large clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)

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