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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CAROL: It's a thorn apple, Datura stramonium, and every bit of it is poisonous.
David Marsden Bridlington, East Yorkshire Hi David, Yes, that looks like the thorn apple (Datura stramonium) which is an annual weed.
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On interview, the patient reported that he and several friends had recreationally used a plant that they found growing near his home called "thorn apple" by ingesting the seeds, smoking the leaves, and boiling the leaves to make a tea.
This plant is also known as Jimson weed, devil's trumpet, angel's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, crazy tea, stinkweed or malpitte.
A See www.takingthelead.co.uk for a good list, but castor bean, cherry kernels, cocklebur, Easter lily, oleander, poison or water hemlock, red maple, thorn apple and yew are all extremely toxic.
David showed it to experts at Kew Gardens, where they have a specimen of the plant, which is also known as thorn apple and Devil's trumpet.