thorn apple

noun

Definition of thorn apple

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

First Known Use of thorn apple

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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