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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Example sentences
Also, burning low elevation stands will probably speed up the process of aspen
  being replaced by sagebrush.
On our side, the ground is still virtually bare except for sagebrush.
People who think they know from hearsay picture a bone-dry landscape puckered
  with sagebrush and tumbleweed.
Expansive aspen stands and piñon- and juniper-dotted ridges give way to sandy
  sagebrush deserts.
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