Definitions for tumbleweedˈtʌm bəlˌwid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tum•ble•weedˈtʌm bəlˌwid(n.)

  1. any of various plants whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind, as the amaranth Amaranthusalbus or the Russian thistle

    Salsola kali.

    Category: Plants

Origin of tumbleweed:

1885–90, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumbleweed(noun)

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

  2. Russian thistle, Russian tumbleweed, Russian cactus, tumbleweed, Salsola kali tenuifolia(noun)

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

  3. winged pigweed, tumbleweed, Cycloloma atriplicifolium(noun)

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

  4. tumbleweed, Amaranthus albus, Amaranthus graecizans(noun)

    bushy plant of western United States

Wiktionary

  1. tumbleweed(Noun)

    Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, Amaranthus albus, etc.

  2. tumbleweed(Adjective)

    Describing unwonted silence and inactivity. Often used of a situation when one makes a statement that is ignored or ill-received from oneu2019s audience. Gives the impression that a tumbleweed has passed through the room, as the resultant silence is likened to that of a desolate desert.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumbleweed(noun)

    any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, Amarantus albus, etc

Freebase

  1. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed are a Wollongong-based rock group in Australia, popular during the grunge years of the 1990s. As an opening band for Nirvana on their 1992 tour of Australia, Tumbleweed reached out into the mainstream with their "crunchy-psychedelia". The band were signed to the Polydor label by Craig Kamber, who had worked with Powderfinger and Spiderbait. The original line-up included bassist Jay Curley, guitarist Lenny Curley, vocalist Dave Curley and drummer Richie Lewis. This lineup only lasted a few months and released one 7" single Captain's Log b/w Space Friends produced by Mudhoney's Mark Arm in 1990. Paul Hausmeister then joined for one show before Dave was replaced on vocals by Richie and Steve O'Brien came in on drums. What outgoing vocalist Dave Curley calls the best and true Tumbleweed lineup was then born. It featured bassist Jay Curley, guitarists Lenny Curley and Paul Hausmeister, drummer Steve O'Brien and lead singer Richard "Richie" Lewis. Members came from groups the Proton Energy Pills and The Unheard. Other bands which include members are Richie and the Creeps, The Pink Fits, Monstrous Blues, and Leadfinger. It was announced in July 2009 that the line-up widely understood as the original would reform for the Homebake festival in December 2009.

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