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.

Note: This name is often corrupted into jimson, jimpson, and gympsum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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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
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