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tumbleweedtum‧ble‧weed /ˈtʌmbəlwiːd/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBPa plant that grows in the desert areas of North America and is blown from place to place by the wind
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tumbleweedWe had a tumbleweed like that in Arizona for a Christmas tree, but this photograph was taken in Colorado.Who would want a tumbleweed for a Christmas tree in a home resting among evergreens?The desert town of Perfection, Nevada - all tumbleweed and beat-up trucks - gets attacked by giant earthworms.
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