jimsonweed


jim·son·weed

noun, often capitalized \ˈjim(p)-sən-ˌwēd\

Definition of JIMSONWEED

:  a poisonous tall annual weed (Datura stramonium) of the nightshade family with rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers, and roundish prickly fruits —called also thorn apple

Origin of JIMSONWEED

Jamestown, Virginia
First Known Use: 1832

jim·son·weed

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JIMSONWEED

: a poisonous tall annual weed of the genus Datura (D. stramonium) that has rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers, and prickly round fruits and that is a source of stramonium—called also Jamestown weed

Variants of JIMSONWEED

jim·son·weed also jimp·son·weed \ˈjim(p)-sən-ˌwēd\

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