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Tumbleweed meaning

tumbleweed - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, Amarantus albus, etc.

tumbleweed - examples of usage

  1. Low hop clover, an annual with yellow flowers, which has been naturalized from Europe, has developed recently on strong clay land into a tumbleweed six inches in diameter. - "Seed Dispersal", William J. Beal.
  2. During the Middle Ages in southern Egypt and Arabia, and eastward, a small plant, with most of the peculiarities of our tumbleweed just described, was often seen, and was thought to be a great wonder. - "Seed Dispersal", William J. Beal.
  3. Without the slightest hesitation, Fountain jumped after him, hitting the ground only a few seconds behind him but thirty or forty yards away, rolling like a tumbleweed along the ground. - "The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier", Edgar Beecher Bronson.
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