thorn apple

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thorn apple

or thorn·ap·ple (thôrn′ăp′əl)
n.
See datura.

thorn apple

n
1. (Plants) a poisonous solanaceous plant, Datura stramonium, of the N hemisphere, having white funnel-shaped flowers and spiny capsule fruits. US and Canadian name: jimson weed See also stramonium
2. (Plants) any other plant of the genus Datura
3. (Plants) the fruit of certain types of hawthorn

thorn′ ap`ple

(θɔrn)
n.
1. the jimsonweed or a related plant bearing prickly fruit.
2. the bright red or yellow fruit of certain hawthorns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thorn apple - any of several plants of the genus Daturathorn apple - any of several plants of the genus Datura
Datura, genus Datura - thorn apple
common thorn apple, Datura stramonium, Jamestown weed, jimson weed, jimsonweed, apple of Peru - intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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thorn apple

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Hawthorns are great grouse habitat because of the berries, called thorn apples, they produce, which the birds love, but also because their intertwining branches are armed with two-inch, razor sharp thorns.
A minute later he popped a grouse out of the thorn apples, and John made a beautiful 45-yard crosser.
There was a secret clearing in the thorn apples where we changed our clothes.