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 for Tumbleweed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tumbleweed \Tum"ble*weed`\, n. (Bot.)
     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; such as witch grass, wild
     indigo, Amarantus albus, etc.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tumbleweed
      n 1: any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is
           driven by the wind as a light rolling mass
      2: prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central
         and western United States [syn: Russian thistle, Russian
         tumbleweed, Russian cactus, tumbleweed, Salsola kali
         tenuifolia]
      3: bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish
         flowers and winged seeds [syn: winged pigweed,
         tumbleweed, Cycloloma atriplicifolium]
      4: bushy plant of western United States [syn: tumbleweed,
         Amaranthus albus, Amaranthus graecizans]

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