Definition of Jamestown weed

1. Noun. Intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits.




Definition of Jamestown weed

1. Noun. (alternative form of jimsonweed) ¹

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Medical Definition of Jamestown weed

1. The poisonous thorn apple or stramonium (Datura stramonium), a rank weed early noticed at Jamestown, Virginia. See Datura. This name is often corrupted into jimson, jimpson, and gympsum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Jamestown weed

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"jamestown weed. The Datura stramonium. The uneducated call it Jimson Weed. ... (NED) 1718 The jamestown weed is excellent for curing burns and assuaging ..."

2. Army Life of an Illinois Soldier: Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's by Charles Wright Wills (1906)
"This is about the only ground on which I have seen the jamestown weed, plantain, or clover. We are very scare of forage, and the officers turned their ..."

3. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1857)
"DATURA, L. JAMESTOWN-WEED. THORN-APPLE. Calyx prismatic, 5-toothed, separating transversely ... JAMESTOWNWEED ..."

4. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"Perhaps the most familiar of all these plants is the Jamestown-weed (Datura ... R Beverley says of it : " The Jamestown-weed is one of the greatest coolers ..."

5. Nature Study in Elementary Schools, First Reader by Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson (1901)
"carrot everybody vase lace morning glories jamestown weed I am the wild carrot. ... I grow on a bush, not on a vine. My name is jamestown weed. ..."

6. Gunn's domestic medicine, or, Poor man's friend, in the hours of affliction by John C. Gunn (1860)
"I prescribed for her the extract of stramonium or jamestown weed, ... The Jamestown weed," says this eminent physician, " is undoubtedly a medicine of great ..."

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