Russian tumbleweed
noun see Russian thistle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Russian tumbleweed — noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States • Syn: ↑Russian thistle, ↑Russian cactus, ↑tumbleweed, ↑Salsola kali tenuifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russian cactus — noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States • Syn: ↑Russian thistle, ↑Russian tumbleweed, ↑tumbleweed, ↑Salsola kali tenuifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russian thistle — noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States • Syn: ↑Russian tumbleweed, ↑Russian cactus, ↑tumbleweed, ↑Salsola kali tenuifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russian thistle — noun Date: 1894 a prickly European saltwort (Salsola kali) that is a serious weed in North America called also Russian tumbleweed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Russian thistle — a saltwort, Salsola kali tenuifolia, that has narrow, spinelike leaves, a troublesome weed in the central and western U.S. Also called Russian tumbleweed. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumbleweed — ☆ tumbleweed [tum′bəl wēd΄ ] n. any of a number of plants, as the pigweed or Russian thistle, that break off near the ground in autumn and are blown about by the wind …   English World dictionary

  • Russian thistle — ☆ Russian thistle n. a spiny weed (Salsola kali) of the goosefoot family: it matures into a spherical tumbleweed …   English World dictionary

  • tumbleweed — /tum beuhl weed /, n. 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. [1885 90, Amer.; TUMBLE + WEED1] * …   Universalium

  • tumbleweed — noun Date: 1887 a plant (as Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tumbleweed — tum•ble•weed [[t]ˈtʌm bəlˌwid[/t]] n. pln any of various plants whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind, as the amaranth Amaranthus albus or the Russian thistle Salsola kali[/ex] • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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