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[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)
1640-50; < Latin rēsīnōsus. See resin, -ous
Related forms
resinously, adverb
resinousness, noun
semiresinous, adjective
semiresiny, adjective
unresinous, adjective Unabridged
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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
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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
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