Rosinweed
Rosinweed Ros"in*weed`, n. (Bot.) (a) The compass plant. See under {Compass}. (b) A name given in California to various composite plants which secrete resins or have a resinous smell. [1913 Webster]

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  • rosinweed — ☆ rosinweed [räz′ən wēd΄ ] n. 1. any of a genus (Silphium) of North American plants of the composite family that have resinous juice, sticky foliage, and strong odors, including the compass plant 2. any of several similar resinous plants …   English World dictionary

  • rosinweed — plunksnalapis legėstas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Silphium laciniatum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Silphium laciniatum angl. compassplant; rosinweed šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rosinweed — noun Date: 1831 any of several American plants (as the compass plant) having resinous foliage or a resinous odor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rosinweed — /roz in weed /, n. 1. any coarse, North American, composite plant of the genus Silphium, having a resinous juice and stalkless, paired leaves. 2. the compass plant, S. laciniatum. [1825 35, Amer.; ROSIN + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rosinweed — ros•in•weed [[t]ˈrɒz ɪnˌwid[/t]] n. pln any coarse North American composite plant of the genus Silphium, having a resinous juice …   From formal English to slang

  • rosinweed — noun 1. North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers • Syn: ↑Silphium laciniatum • Hypernyms: ↑compass plant, ↑compass flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Silphium, ↑genus Silphium …   Useful english dictionary

  • whorled rosinweed — noun : a tall perennial herb (Silphium trifoliatum) of the eastern United States with yellow flowers and leaves in whorls of three …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silphium (genus) — Taxobox name = Silphium image width = 260px image caption = Rosinweed regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Heliantheae genus = Silphium genus authority = L. (1753) type… …   Wikipedia

  • Calycadenia — Taxobox name = Calycadenia image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae genus = Calycadenia genus authority = DC. subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Silphium wasiotense — ID 78570 Symbol Key SIWA Common Name Appalachian rosinweed Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution KY, TN Growth Habit Forb/herb Duratio …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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