devil's weed


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Related to devil's weed: jimson weed, Tribulus terrestris
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Noun1.devil's weed - tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutletsdevil's weed - tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed
genus Tribulus, Tribulus - annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs of warm regions
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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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.
In the sordid film Up in Smoke, he played a sinister pot smuggler posing as a clownish "Messican" ridiculing the police officers and narcotic agents as bungling fools--men, who, in fact, put their lives on the line every day to protect our thankless youth from the ravages of marijuana, that devil's weed that kills ambition and turns young people into sex phines and junk food shop lifters.
It was presented to the trade as a breakthrough, but the trade saw it as the devil's weed.