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1. Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia of the composite family, especially A. tridentata, a shrub of arid regions of western North America, having silver-green leaves and large clusters of small white flower heads.
2. An area dominated by sagebrush.
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(Plants) any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, esp A. tridentata, a shrub of W North America, having silver-green leaves and large clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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any of several sagelike, bushy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, esp. A. tridentata, having silvery wedge-shaped leaves with three teeth at the tip: common on the dry plains of the western U.S.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sagebrush - any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidiumsagebrush - any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
Artemisia filifolia, sand sage, silvery wormwood - silver-haired shrub of central and southern United States and Mexico; a troublesome weed on rangelands
Artemis spinescens, bud brush, bud sagebrush - a perennial that is valuable as sheep forage in the United States
Artemisia cana, gray sage, grey sage, Seriphidium canum, silver sage, silver sagebrush - low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
Artemisia tridentata, big sagebrush, Seriphidium tridentatum, blue sage - aromatic shrub of arid regions of western North America having hoary leaves
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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[ˈseɪdʒbrʌʃ] N (US) → artemisa f
the Sagebrush StateNevada
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It is a blend of shades of green such as Eden green, vibrant green and desert sage along with hues of mellow rose, all coming together to depicting femininity in its full grace.
Desert Sage, a community credit union serving Nampa and Caldwell primarily for employees of the Amalgamated Sugar Company, received $10,000 for digital services and security, said Paula Morrison, manager.
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Company founder Kevin Fortun, the entrepreneurial force behind Stockpot Soups and owner of Hundred Acre Winery in Napa, Calif., and Desert Sage restaurant in La Quinta, Calif., developed the gluten-free, fresh-refrigerated sauces.
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This wicked little SBR has the tongue-twisting designation P415-11-MR223, but whatever its name, the Desert Sage receiver finish, distinctive POF Modular Railed Receiver and unusual Diamondhead back-up iron sights, combined with an M3X Tactical Illuminator from Insight Technologies and magazine and foregrip from TAPCO, make it an attention-grabbing package.
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