noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Jamestown, Va. Date: 1832 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

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  • jimsonweed — jim·son·weed (jĭmʹsən wēd ) n. A coarse poisonous plant (Datura stramonium) having large, trumpet shaped white or purplish flowers and prickly capsules. Also called stramonium.   [Alteration of Jamestown weed, afterJamestown, Virginia.] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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  • jimsonweed — noun A poisonous plant Datura stramonium, in the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. A hallucinogen occasionally ingested by those looking for a cheap high. Syn: Jamestown weed, mad apple, thorn apple, angels trumpet, moonflower, zombies cucumber …   Wiktionary

  • jimsonweed — jim·son·weed also jimp·son·weed jim(p) sən .wēd n 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • Jimsonweed —    See Datura …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Jimsonweed — Datura (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • jimsonweed — n. stramonium, poisonous plant bearing large trumpet shaped flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jimsonweed — jim·son·weed …   English syllables

  • jimsonweed — jim•son•weed [[t]ˈdʒɪm sənˌwid[/t]] n. pln a coarse, rank weed, Datura stramonium, of the nightshade family, with poisonous oaklike leaves, tubular flowers, and prickly fruit Compare thorn apple 1) • Etymology: 1805–15, amer.; var. of Jamestown… …   From formal English to slang

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

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