noun. any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass.
noun. bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish flowers and winged seeds.
- Cycloloma atriplicifolium
- winged pigweed
- genus Cycloloma
noun. bushy plant of western United States.
- Amaranthus albus
noun. prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States.
- Salsola kali tenuifolia
- Russian thistle
- Russian cactus
Example sentences of the word tumbleweed
1. Noun, singular or mass
Affix a chain to the base of your tumbleweed and hang from a hook in the middle of a ceiling.
2. Verb, base form
A saltbush shrub is often mistaken for sagebrush; however, this drought-tolerant plant is actually related to tumbleweed.
3. Verb, past tense
Find tumbleweed rolling around the desert, on the sides of highways or even buy them online.
4. Verb, past participle
It is sometimes mistaken for sagebrush, but is really related to the tumbleweed family.