A tumbleweed is a type of grass that is blown around by the wind. It is usually white or light brown, and it is usually very short.

  • The tumbleweed was rolling down the hill, slowly and unsteadily.

  • The tumbleweed was blowing in the wind, quickly and erratically.

Definition of tumbleweed


bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish flowers and winged seeds


cycloloma atriplicifolium, winged pigweed


prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States


russian cactus, russian thistle, russian tumbleweed, salsola kali tenuifolia


bushy plant of western United States


amaranthus albus, amaranthus graecizans


any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass

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Example Sentences for tumbleweed

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    User want to enter tumbleweed and go to tumbleweed.

  • 2

    Hebard was a tumbleweed of activity.

  • 3

    No, the tumbleweed was a separate incident.

  • 4

    It is a tumbleweed and a resurrection plant.

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    It is a tumbleweed and resurrection plant.

  • 6

    In autumn, the plant forms a tumbleweed.

  • 7

    Tumbleweed refers to an awkward silence.

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    They just pass by the village with their tumbleweed.

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    Common names include tumbleweed and pigweed.