Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. tridentata, a shrub of arid regions of western North America, having silver-green leaves and large clusters of small white flower heads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several North American aromatic shrubs or small trees, of the genus Artemisia, having silvery-grey, green leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
  • n. any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium

Etymologies

sage +‎ brush, from resemblance in odor and appearance to Salvia officinalis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Setup Lundberg often hunts in sagebrush flats.

    How To Shoot A Winter Coyote

  • You may have to crawl to get into position, and if so, you'll find that the sagebrush is carpeted with small cacti, yuccas, rocks, and serpents.

    Choosing the Right Rifle for Pronghorn Antelope

  • Have you ever wondered what it looks like to lay down in short sagebrush and have semi-wild canids come hunting you down?

    grouse Diary Entry

  • The chief vegetation, sometimes called sagebrush steppe, is made up of sagebrush or shadscale mixed with short grasses.

    Intermountain Semidesert Province (Bailey)

  • In uncultivated areas, moisture levels are generally high enough to support grasslands of bluebunch wheatgrass and Idaho fescue without associated sagebrush, which is more common in 10e.

    Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)

  • After 46 years, it's finally official - the sagebrush is the official emblem of the state of Nevada.

    Nevada Appeal - Top Stories

  • United States senator in what was popularly known as the sagebrush rebellion, died Tuesday at his home in Jackson, game of the World Series playing out in the slop of a rainstorm.

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  • The Great Plains grasslands east of the Rockies have scattered trees and shrubs, such as sagebrush and rabbitbrush, and support all gradations of cover, from semi-desert to woodland.

    Great Plains-Palouse Dry Steppe Province (Bailey)

  • There were violet leaves, geranium leaves, dandylion leaves, and a kind of sagebrush-like plant, very thin and branching like some common roadside weed.

    frost leaves

  • Colorado has the conditions to support large fire activity this summer, including pine beetle-killed trees and plenty of ground fuels such as sagebrush and other shrubs.

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