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A poisonous annual plant (Datura stramonium) in the nightshade family, having large, trumpet-shaped white or purplish flowers and prickly egg-shaped seed capsules.
[Alteration of Jamestown weed, after Jamestown, Virginia, where in 1676 regimental cooks inadvertently fed the plant to British soldiers and intoxicated them.]
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|Noun||1.||jimsonweed - 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