jimsonweed

noun, often capitalized jim·son·weed \ 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 and Etymology of jimsonweed

Jamestown, Virginia


JIMSONWEED Defined for Kids

jimsonweed

noun jim·son·weed \ ˈjim-sən-ˌwēd \

Definition of jimsonweed for Students

: a poisonous weedy plant with bad-smelling leaves and large white or purple flowers

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jimsonweed

noun jim·son·weed
variants: also jimpsonweed play \ˈjim(p)-sən-ˌwēd\

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

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