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tumbleweed

[tuhm-buh l-weed] /ˈtʌm bəlˌwid/
noun
1.
any of various plants, as Amaranthus albus, A. graecizans, or the Russian thistle, Salsola kali, whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; tumble + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for tumble weed

tumbleweed

/ˈtʌmbəlˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any densely branched plant that breaks off near the ground on withering and is rolled about by the wind, esp one of several amaranths of the western US and Australia
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Word Origin and History for tumble weed

tumbleweed

n.

also tumble-weed, 1887, from tumble (v.) + weed (n.).

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