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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RES'INOUS, a. Partaking of the qualities of resin; like resin. Resinous substances are combustible.
Resinous electricity, is that electricity which is excited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. This is generally negative.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: having the characteristics of pitch or tar [syn: pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see resin I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Resinous Res"in*ous (-?s), a. [L. resinous: cf. F. r['e]sineux. See Resin.] Of or pertaining to resin; of the nature of resin; resembling or obtained from resin. Resinous electricity (Elec.), electricity which is exited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. See Negative electricity, under Negative.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is resinous is like resin or contains resin. Propolis is a hard resinous substance made by bees from the juices of plants. ADJ



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