jimson weed


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jimson weed

(ˈdʒɪmsən) or

jimsonweed

n
(Plants) US and Canadian a poisonous solanaceous plant, Datura stramonium, of the N hemisphere, having white funnel-shaped flowers and spiny capsule fruits. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): thorn apple
[C17: from earlier Jamestown weed, from Jamestown, Virginia]

jim•son•weed

(ˈdʒɪm sənˌwid)
n.
a coarse, rank weed, Datura stramonium, of the nightshade family, with poisonous oaklike leaves, tubular flowers, and prickly fruit. Compare thorn apple.
[1805–15, Amer.; variant of Jamestown weed, after Jamestown, Virginia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jimson weed - intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruitsjimson weed - intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
thorn apple - any of several plants of the genus Datura
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My old beau knew a boy who went mad smoking jimson weed,
To the native population, it is known by the four common names as follows: Thornapple, Jimson weed, Tatula, and Devil's snare.
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The larger-than-life image of the white bloom of the jimson weed will be on view in Los Angeles and Hong Kong before returning to New York for the auction.
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This plant is also known as Jimson weed, devil's trumpet, angel's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, crazy tea, stinkweed or malpitte.
like jimson weed near every porch and alley if you eat it in summer
stramonium plant is known as jimson weed, loco weed, angel's trumpet, devil's trumpet, witch's thimble, devil 's apple, thorn apple, stinkweed, mad apple, devil 's weed, malpitte and green dragon (Beno, Osterhoudt & Meaney 2004; Shervette et al.
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The fields were swallowed up by sawgrass and jimson weed,
Summer annual weeds include pigweeds, foxtails, jimson weed, and velvetleaf (Figures 14-1, 14-2, and 14-3).