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Datura stramonium definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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, Jamestown weed, common thorn apple, apple of Peru, Datura stramonium]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 1913 Dictionary

Stramonium Stra*mo"ni*um, n. [NL.; Cf. F. stramoine.] (Bot.) A poisonous plant (Datura Stramonium); stinkweed. See Datura, and Jamestown weed.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Atropine At"ro*pine, n. [Gr. ? inflexible; hence ? ?, one of the three Parc[ae]; 'a priv. + ? to turn.] (Chem.) A poisonous, white, crystallizable alkaloid, extracted from the Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, and the Datura Stramonium, or thorn apple. It is remarkable for its power in dilating the pupil of the eye. Called also daturine.



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