rosinweed

noun
ros·​in·​weed | \ ˈrä-zᵊn-ˌwēd How to pronounce rosinweed (audio) , ˈrȯ- \

Definition of rosinweed

: any of several American plants (such as the compass plant) having resinous foliage or a resinous odor

First Known Use of rosinweed

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Rosinweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosinweed. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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