Jamestown weed


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Related to Jamestown weed: thorn apple, jimson weed, Gypsum weed
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Noun1.Jamestown weed - intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruitsJamestown 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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In fact, the original name for the plant in the United States was Jamestown weed, later shortened to Jimson weed.
The plant is also known as a Jamestown weed after Jamestown in Virginia, where the plant was reportedly used to drug British soldiers attempting to suppress Bacon's Rebellion in 1676.
It is also known as thorn apple, angel's trumpet, and Jamestown weed (because the first record of physical symptoms after ingestion occurred in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1676) (5).