stramonium

noun
stra·​mo·​ni·​um | \ strə-ˈmō-nē-əm How to pronounce stramonium (audio) \

Definition of stramonium

1 : the dried leaves of the jimsonweed or of a related plant (genus Datura) that contain toxic alkaloids (such as atropine) used in medicine

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According to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Jimson weed, also called Datura stramonium, blooms in the late summer and is toxic. Fox News, "Lethal, hallucinogenic plant removed from busy New York City street: report," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of stramonium

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stramonium

New Latin

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stramonium

noun
stra·​mo·​ni·​um | \ strə-ˈmō-nē-əm How to pronounce stramonium (audio) \

Medical Definition of stramonium

1 : the dried leaves of the jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) or of a related plant of the genus Datura containing the anticholinergic and antispasmodic alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine and used especially formerly in the treatment of asthma and parkinsonism

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