rabbit brush

IPA: rˈæbʌtbrˈʌʃ


  • pleasantly aromatic shrub having erect slender flexible hairy branches and dense clusters of small yellow flowers covering vast areas of western alkali plains and affording a retreat for jackrabbits; source of a yellow dye used by the navajo


IPA: rˈæbʌtbrʌʃ


  • Any of various plants in the family Asteraceae, including most species of Chrysothamnus and some of Ericameria.

Examples of "rabbitbrush" in Sentences

    Examples of "rabbit-brush" in Sentences

    • In September young linnets grow out of the rabbit-brush in the night.
    • Bishey, Jerrine, and myself went out and gathered armfuls of asters and goldenrod-like rabbit-brush.
    • When a few asters and sprays of rabbit-brush were placed in a broken jar on the window-sill, there was a picture worth seeing.
    • The splendor was relieved by a background of sober gray-green hills, but even on them gay streaks and patches of yellow showed where rabbit-brush grew.
    • There was a tang of sage and of pine in the air, and our horse was midside deep in rabbit-brush, a shrub just covered with flowers that look and smell like goldenrod.
    • I go automobiling a good deal, with Mrs. Keith and once in a while with Donald, but I'd give anything, sometimes, for a good gallop through the redtop and sage and rabbit-brush on my pony.
    • With the latening summer season, the sunflowers were beginning to open their golden heads, and rabbit-brush, also gold in color, fringed the dry creek beds along with willow and cottonwood trees.
    • There were redbells and bluebells and the showy Indian paint-brushes; delicate white flowers and beautiful purple ones; rabbit-brush tipped with pale yellow, and the brighter yellow of the Navajo gorse; and innumerable others.
    • All this while, when no coaxing or care prevailed upon any transplanted slip to grow, one was coming up silently outside the fence near the wicket, coiling so secretly in the rabbit-brush that its presence was never suspected until it flowered delicately along its twining length.

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