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rosinweed

[ roz-in-weed ]
/ ˈrɒz ɪnˌwid /
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noun
any coarse, North American, composite plant of the genus Silphium, having a resinous juice and stalkless, paired leaves.
the compass plant, S. laciniatum.
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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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