thorn apple

noun

Definition of thorn apple

1 : jimsonweed also : any plant of the same genus
2 : the fruit of a hawthorn also : hawthorn

Examples of thorn apple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This looks like jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), also called thorn apple because of its spiky fruit. oregonlive, "Don’t remember what type of raspberry you planted 20 years ago? Ask an expert," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of thorn apple

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thorn apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thorn%20apple. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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thorn apple

noun
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Medical Definition of thorn apple

: jimsonweed also : any plant of the genus Datura

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