Definition of Rosinweed

1. Noun. North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers.

Exact synonyms: Silphium Laciniatum
Generic synonyms: Compass Flower, Compass Plant
Group relationships: Genus Silphium, Silphium



2. Noun. Any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock.
Exact synonyms: Gum Plant, Gumweed, Tarweed
Group relationships: Genus Grindelia, Grindelia
Specialized synonyms: Grindelia Robusta, Curlycup Gumweed, Grindelia Squarrosa
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Rosinweed

1. n. The compass plant. See under Compass.

Definition of Rosinweed

1. Noun. The compass plant. ¹

2. Noun. (US California) Any of various composite plants which secrete resins or have a resinous smell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rosinweed

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Medical Definition of Rosinweed

1. The compass plant. See Compass. A name given in California to various composite plants which secrete resins or have a resinous smell. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rosinweed

rosin
rosin bag
rosin paper
rosin papers
rosinate
rosinates
rosined
rosiness
rosinesses
rosing
rosining
rosinol
rosinols
rosinous
rosins
rosinweed (current term)
rosinweeds
rosiny
rosish
rosit
rosita
rosited
rositing
rosits
rosland
rosmarine
rosmarinic acid
rosocyanine
rosoglio
rosoglios

Literary usage of Rosinweed

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1. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"... acute, or the inner obtuse; ligules 15-23, yellow, 2-3 cm. long. rosinweed Prairies: Mich.—Miss.—Tex.—Colo.—Minn. Plain. Au-S. 61. ..."

2. Botany All the Year Round: A Practical Text-book for Schools by Eliza Frances Andrews (1903)
"A very remarkable adjustment is that of the rosinweed, or compass plant ... A compass plant, rosinweed (Silphium ..."

3. Bulletin by Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Thomas McAdory Owen (1918)
"... 194 Rosette galls, 30 small, 193 rosinweed, 204 rosinweed flower wasp, 203, 204 rosinweed stem wasp, ..."

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