Jamestown weed
Jamestown weed James"town` weed` (Bot.) The poisonous thorn apple or stramonium ({Datura stramonium}), a rank weed early noticed at Jamestown, Virginia. See {Datura}. [1913 Webster]

Note: This name is often corrupted into jimson, jimpson, and gympsum. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jamestown-weed — var.jimsonweed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jamestown weed — noun intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet shaped flowers and prickly fruits • Syn: ↑jimsonweed, ↑jimson weed, ↑common thorn apple, ↑apple of Peru, ↑Datura stramonium •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jamestown weed — SYN: Datura stramonium. * * * James·town weed jāmz .tau̇n n JIMSONWEED …   Medical dictionary

  • jamestown weed — Thorn apple, stramonium, stramony, jimson, apple peru (Datura stramonium) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • jim|son-weed — or Jim|son weed «JIHM suhn», a tall, coarse, bad smelling weed with large, white or violet, funnel shaped flowers and poisonous, narcotic leaves and seeds; thorn apple; stramonium. It belongs to the nightshade family. ╂[American English,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jim|son weed — or Jim|son weed «JIHM suhn», a tall, coarse, bad smelling weed with large, white or violet, funnel shaped flowers and poisonous, narcotic leaves and seeds; thorn apple; stramonium. It belongs to the nightshade family. ╂[American English,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jim|son|weed — jim|son weed or Jim|son weed «JIHM suhn», a tall, coarse, bad smelling weed with large, white or violet, funnel shaped flowers and poisonous, narcotic leaves and seeds; thorn apple; stramonium. It belongs to the nightshade family. ╂[American… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jim|son weed — or Jim|son weed «JIHM suhn», a tall, coarse, bad smelling weed with large, white or violet, funnel shaped flowers and poisonous, narcotic leaves and seeds; thorn apple; stramonium. It belongs to the nightshade family. ╂[American English,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jimson weed — /jim seuhn/ a coarse, rank smelling weed, Datura stramonium, of the nightshade family, having oaklike, poisonous leaves and tubular white or lavender flowers. Also, jimpson weed /jimp seuhn/, Jimson weed. [1805 15, Amer.; var. of JAMESTOWN WEED,… …   Universalium

  • jimson weed — ☆ jimson weed [jimp′sənjim′sən ] n. [altered < Jamestown weed, after JAMESTOWN, Va.] a poisonous annual weed (Datura stramonium) of the nightshade family, with foul smelling leaves, prickly fruit, and white or purplish, trumpet shaped flowers …   English World dictionary

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