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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Bushy plant of western United States; Any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is rolled by the wind;

Usage examples (35)
  • Washington: Well, I definitely know what a tumbleweed is now and I know what a windstorm is.
  • The alien Russian-thistle, also know as tumbleweed, is sometimes abundant.
  • The latter reminds me of the NASA "tumbleweed" rover for exploring mars:
  • Joe Friday would think that 'tumbleweed' is a synonym for Mary for more
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