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thorn apple

noun

Definition of thorn apple

  1. 1 :  jimsonweed; also :  any plant of the same genus

  2. 2 :  the fruit of a hawthorn; also :  hawthorn



1578

First Known Use of thorn apple

1578


Medical Dictionary

thorn apple

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noun \ˈthȯ(ə)rn-\

Medical Definition of thorn apple

  1. :  jimsonweed; also :  any plant of the genus Datura




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