rosinweed

[ roz-in-weed ]
/ ˈrɒz ɪnˌwid /

noun

any coarse, North American, composite plant of the genus Silphium, having a resinous juice and stalkless, paired leaves.
the compass plant, S. laciniatum.

Nearby words

  1. rosin,
  2. rosin oil,
  3. rosina,
  4. rosinante,
  5. rosiner,
  6. rosita,
  7. roskilde,
  8. rosolio,
  9. rospa,
  10. ross

Origin of rosinweed

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; rosin + weed1

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British Dictionary definitions for rosinweed

rosinweed

/ (ˈrɒzɪnˌwiːd) /

noun

any of several North American plants of the genus Silphium and related genera, esp the compass plant, having resinous juice, sticky foliage, and a strong smell: family Asteraceae (composites)
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