Part of the initiation of boys consisted of the drinking of jimson-weed.
The shamans and others sometimes take the jimson-weed (smal-a-ga-to´-a), pound it up, soak it, and drink the decoction.
The jimson-weed, which is a native of Asia, has become quite common in waste places.
I never heern tell of nobody carryin' jimson-weed pods in their bosoms.
Ironweed and joepye-weed are such lusty, vigorous plants, and burdock and jimson-weed.
Now, in the light of this jimson-weed discovery, those black eyes took on a new interest.
also jimsonweed, 1812, American English, shortening of Jamestown-weed (1680s), from Jamestown, Virginia colony, where it was discovered by Europeans (1676), when British soldiers mistook it for an edible plant and subsequently hallucinated for 11 days.