jimsonweed

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noun, often capitalized jim·son·weed \ˈjim(p)-sən-ˌwēd\

Definition of jimsonweed

  1. :  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

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noun jim·son·weed \ˈjim-sən-ˌwēd\

Definition of jimsonweed for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

jimsonweed

noun jim·son·weed
variants: also

jimpsonweed

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Medical Definition of jimsonweed

  1. :  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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