Definition of Tumbleweeds

1. Noun. (plural of tumbleweed) ¹



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Definition of Tumbleweeds

1. tumbleweed [n] - See also: tumbleweed

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumbleweeds

tumbledungs
tumblehome
tumblehomes
tumbler
tumbler pigeon
tumblerful
tumblerfuls
tumblers
tumblersful
tumbles
tumbleset
tumblesets
tumbleth
tumbleweed
tumbleweed moment
tumbleweeds (current term)
tumbling
tumbling mill
tumblings
tumbrel
tumbrels
tumbril
tumbrils
tumbu dermal myiasis
tumchaite
tumefacient
tumefaction
tumefactions
tumefied
tumefies

Literary usage of Tumbleweeds

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1. Seed Dispersal by William James Beal (1898)
"It is called Amaranthus albus in the books, and is one of the most prominent of our tumbleweeds. It does not start in the spring from seed till the weather ..."

2. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"Just as frequently, it is the fruits containing the seeds which are dispersed, while in some cases, as in tumbleweeds, whole shoots of the parent plant are ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1905)
"There are probably only a few of the ecological factors which have influenced the rise and fall of the tumbleweeds. Plant species like men and notions have ..."

4. Blossom Babies: How to Tell the Life Story to Little Children by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick (1918)
""Not always the tallest people know the most," answered the tumbleweeds. ... The tumbleweeds looked into the cradles of their seed babies and laughed to ..."

5. Little Wanderers by Margaret Warner Morley (1899)
"tumbleweeds are funny! They do not fly in the air, but they go scurrying over the ... It is very funny to see a prairie full of tumbleweeds racing along. ..."

6. Island Song Lyrics by Larry W. Jones (2003)
"... It's a long 'ol way from Texas to Hawaiian days we knew Years have passed like tumbleweeds but I remember you Do you ever reminisce of cowboy deeds when ..."

7. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"A remarkable instance of wind dispersal is afforded by the tumbleweeds, ... portions break off and blow about alone or attached to other tumbleweeds. ..."

8. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1897)
"In addition to this the following are among the best developed tumbleweeds on the prairies west of the Mississippi River: Tumbleweed ..."

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