ros·​in·​weed ˈrä-zᵊn-ˌwēd How to pronounce rosinweed (audio)
: any of several American plants (such as the compass plant) having resinous foliage or a resinous odor

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosinweed was in 1831

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“Rosinweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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