sagebrush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sagebrush any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sagebrush A low irregular shrub (Artemisia tridentata), of the order Compositæ, covering vast tracts of the dry alkaline regions of the American plains; -- called also sagebush, and wild sage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sagebrush A collective name of various species of Artemisia which cover immense areas on the dry, often alkaline, plains and mountains of the western United States. They are dry, shrubby, and bushy plants with a hoary sagelike aspect, but without botanical affinity with the sage. The most characteristic species is A. tridentata, which grows from 1 to 6 and even 12 feet high, and is prodigiously abundant. A smaller species is A. trifida, and a dwarf, A. arbuscula. Also sage-bush (perhaps applied more individually), wild sage, and sagewood.
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Usage

In literature:

In point of fact, he knew the sagebrush would not burn.
"Deserted" by Edward Bellamy
The air was filled with odors of camels, of cous-cous, of sagebrush.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
Caught squarely in the open and without a sagebrush for cover, he had been forced to drop behind his horse for shelter.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
It was a pebbly tract, covered with sagebrush and cacti, which dropped abruptly to a creek-bed that had no water in it.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
They had sprung from the sagebrush country.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Some of them were actually persuaded that the juice of the wild sagebrush would bring the silver out.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
In point of fact, he knew the sagebrush would not burn.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
Then Breed headed back for the open sagebrush foothills.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
He was on it and off, galloping madly across the sagebrush flat.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
They drove through a country of sagebrush hills.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He was galloping through the sagebrush on a mottled, ugly-looking broncho, doubtless bent on some secret errand.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
To the south was the sagebrush, a soft, gray-green carpet under the sun.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
But there was no sign of any horseman out on the wide stretch of sagebrush flats.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Whetstone had begun to collect himself out on the flat among the sagebrush a quarter of a mile away.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
There are several varieties of sagebrush, and a person not well acquainted with the desert might easily mistake one for the other.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
Softly she tiptoed behind a clump of sagebrush and peeked over.
"Little Tales of The Desert" by Ethel Twycross Foster
He was grubbing after sagebrush roots on the edge of a cut bank by a half-dried creek.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
We will go on until we get into that sagebrush, and then we will stop and look into these things.
"The Haunted Mine" by Harry Castlemon
Little was to be seen but sand, grass, and sagebrush.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
The sagebrush invades the pinyon-juniper forest at the periphery of the area.
"Comparative Ecology of Pinyon Mice and Deer Mice in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Charles L. Douglas
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In poetry:

The stage-driver was tellin’ when he hit the sagebrush flat
That’s south of Cactus Center, Bill jest wept behind his hat,
And he nearly went plum dotty, his joy was so intense,
At the prairie dogs a-scoldin’ behind each wire fence.
"The Cowboys Homing" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Sagebrush Days is a great family event that kicks off Tuesday, July 3rd and finishes with a bang on July 4th during the annual fireworks display.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that a listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered species is not warranted.
Sagebrush Lizard may yet be endangered.
Fresh snow turns Washington's sagebrush steppe into a garden of life.
Sagebrush along Dillon Reservoir recently.
Muddy Creek is nondescript, a narrow stream trickling through the sagebrush steppe of southern Wyoming.
The Mart fire, burning in grass and sagebrush near Chilcoot, Calif, was 75 percent contained, fire spokeswoman Deborah Yrich said.
The Taylor Bridge fire east of Cle Elum, Wash. Has burned across more than 36 square miles or 23,000 acres of grass, sagebrush and timber.
These were the sentiments of the 300 residents who attended the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Rally in Midland, Texas, last April.
The attendees were protesting the candidacy of the dunes sagebrush lizard, also known as the sand- dune lizard, ...
The South Tahoe Junior Pee Wee football and cheerleading teams are all smiles after the boys took first in the Sagebrush League championship game Sunday at University of Nevada, Reno.
Viewing posts tagged sagebrush rebellion .
A New Sagebrush Rebellion .
A field study reveals new evidence for airborne communication in sagebrush plants.
Salazar and Wild Lands vs the Sagebrush Rebels.
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