Definition of Skunk-weed
1. Noun. Tall herb of the Rocky Mountains having sticky leaves and an offensive smell.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Skunk-weed
Literary usage of Skunk-weed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."