Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An area dominated by sagebrush.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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