rosinweed

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ros·in·weed

 (rŏz′ĭn-wēd′)
n.
Any of various North American plants in the composite family that exude resinous secretions, especially those of the genus Silphium, such as the compass plant.

rosinweed

(ˈrɒzɪnˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) 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)

ros•in•weed

(ˈrɒz ɪnˌwid)

n.
any coarse North American composite plant of the genus Silphium, having a resinous juice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosinweed - North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowersrosinweed - North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers
compass flower, compass plant - any of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass
genus Silphium, Silphium - tall North American perennial herbs
2.rosinweed - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinallyrosinweed - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock
genus Grindelia, Grindelia - large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America
Grindelia robusta - perennial gumweed of California and Baja California
curlycup gumweed, Grindelia squarrosa - perennial gumweed of western and central North America
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests