a coarse, rank-smelling weed, Datura stramonium, of the nightshade family, having oaklike, poisonous leaves and tubular white or lavender flowers.
- Also jimpson weed [jimp-suhn], /ˈdʒɪmp sən/, Jimson weed .
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How to use jimson weed in a sentence
The ordinary jimson weed grew so large that each blossom looked like a great white lily.The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines | Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
The jimson weed on the Pacific coast of the Andes has large white flowers which exhale a faint, repulsive odor.The Social Gangster | Arthur B. Reeve
I think it must be some particularly virulent variety of the jimson weed.The Social Gangster | Arthur B. Reeve
The jimson weed (Datura) is a bushy plant, from two to five feet high, bearing large leaves.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
When the clothes are washed and ready to boil, pin jimson weed leaves upon the place.Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife | Marion Mills Miller
British Dictionary definitions for jimson weed
US and Canadian a poisonous solanaceous plant, Datura stramonium, of the N hemisphere, having white funnel-shaped flowers and spiny capsule fruits: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): thorn apple
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