Definition of Skunk-weed

1. Noun. Tall herb of the Rocky Mountains having sticky leaves and an offensive smell.

Exact synonyms: Polemonium Viscosum, Skunkweed
Generic synonyms: Polemonium



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skunk-weed

skulled
skullfish
skulling
skullings
skulllike
skulls
skulls and crossbones
skully
skulpin
skulpins
skummer
skummered
skummers
skunk
skunk-weed (current term)
skunk bear
skunk cabbage
skunk works
skunkball
skunkbush
skunked
skunkhead
skunkheads
skunkier
skunkiest
skunking
skunkish
skunklike
skunks

Literary usage of Skunk-weed

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1. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"COMMON NAMES : Skunk-cabbage, skunk-weed, ... and which has given rise to the several names of Skunk-cabbage, skunk-weed, Polecat-weed, and Meadow-cabbage. ..."

2. Chicago Antiquities: Comprising Original Items and Relations, Letters by Henry Higgins Hurlbut (1881)
"... gives the same words (though in a different notation) for 'skunk' and 'onion, leek, skunk-weed,' that are given by Edwin James and Baraga, ..."

3. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"... called the onion, garlic, and other weeds of like odor, by a name which signified skunk-weed, and in the Ojibway dialect, the words used so express it. ..."

4. History of Illinois, to Accompany an Historical Map of the State by Rufus Blanchard (1883)
"The Indians it seems, at least the Ojibways, called the onion, garlic, and other weeds of like odor by a name which signified skunk-weed, and in the Ojibway ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"skunk-weed, «. See SKUNK-CABBAGE. Sky, я. I. Firmament, heavens, canopy ot heaven, celestial expanse. 2. Region of clouds. 3. Weather, climate. Sky-blue, a. ..."

6. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1871)
"skunk-weed, n. SKUNK-CABBAGE. Sky, n. Firmament, heavens, canopy of heaven, celestial expanse. Sky-blue, a. Cerulean, azure, sky-colored. Sky-color, n. ..."

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