Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of jimsonweed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See jamestown weed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant, Datura Stramonium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
  • n. intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits

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  • Uh-oh. Well, I suppose the best solution would be to arm some bears.
    *searches for far-flung fuflun gatling guns*

    September 7, 2011

  • Oh, well done, ruzuzu—now Boston Harbor is full of fish who think they’re British solders, “makings mows” and demanding three centuries of back pay. (I must admit, however, that they are more antic than a Dutch droll.)

    September 7, 2011

  • How about stramonium, brugmansia or maikoa - deemed too uncommon?

    September 7, 2011

  • *revolts against yarb's tyranny by throwing some jimson weed tea into Boston Harbor*

    September 6, 2011

  • I omitted it because I felt it was essentially the same as jimson weed. I am a bit of a fascist like that.

    September 6, 2011

  • Yarb--have you added jamestown weed to your Datura list?

    September 6, 2011

  • In college, I knew some anthropology students who attempted to make jimson weed tea (not for the flavor). Don’t try this at home.

    Wikipedia has a summary of the history to which ReeseTee alludes.

    September 4, 2011

  • And of course it grows in Virginia, where Jamestown is located. :)

    June 7, 2010

  • Not really a tropical plant--the Wordnet definition is wrong about that. Other Datura species are tropical, but jimson weed is native to the American Southwest, Texas & California.

    June 7, 2010

  • Interesting etymology for this plant name. :-)

    August 1, 2007

  • datura stramonium

    August 1, 2007