Definition of tumbleweed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʌmblwiːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌmblwiːd//
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a plant that grows like a bush in the desert areas of N America and Australia. In the autumn/fall, it breaks off just above the ground and is blown around like a ball by the wind.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tumbleweed