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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.
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(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)
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any coarse North American composite plant of the genus Silphium, having a resinous juice.
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|Noun||1.||rosinweed - 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
|2.||rosinweed - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock|
Grindelia robusta - perennial gumweed of California and Baja California
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