What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[rez-uh-nuh s] /ˈrɛz ə nəs/
full of or containing resin.
of the nature of or resembling resin.
pertaining to or characteristic of resin.
Also, resiny
[rez-uh-nee] /ˈrɛz ə ni/ (Show IPA)
Origin of resinous
1640-50; < Latin rēsīnōsus. See resin, -ous
Related forms
resinously, adverb
resinousness, noun
semiresinous, adjective
semiresiny, adjective
unresinous, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for resinous
  • Then the body cavity was emptied, packed with resinous bandages and herbs, and sewn up.
  • All those resinous plants releasing their aromatic oils in the warm air.
  • The tallest native cottonwood, with open crown of erect branches and sticky, resinous buds with balsam odor.
  • They stacked logs in the resinous air, hacking the small limbs off, tying those bundles separately.
  • He crushed the little green, resinous leaves and held them to my nose.
  • Right after morning prayers he takes shavings from a block of the resinous drug and smokes them in a water pipe.
  • It was bubbling perfection: rich, pungent, resinous from the caraway and buttery from the runny cheese.
  • The jack pine is unique because its resinous cones open and release seeds during a fire or from an intense, hot sun.
  • The wood is light, soft, resinous and coarse-grained.
  • It was given to this group of plants because of their pine-scented, resinous sap.
Word Origin and History for resinous

1640s, from Latin resinosus, from resina (see resin).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
resinous in Medicine

resinous res·in·ous (rěz'ə-nəs)
Of, relating to, or derived from a resin.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for resinous

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for resinous

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with resinous