Definition of Thorn apple

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Datura.

Group relationships: Datura, Genus Datura
Specialized synonyms: Apple Of Peru, Common Thorn Apple, Datura Stramonium, Jamestown Weed, Jimson Weed, Jimsonweed
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Thorn apple

1. Noun. The annual plant ''Datura stramonium'', having white flowers and prickly capsules. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Thorn apple

1. datura stramonium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thorn Apple

thoriates
thoriating
thoric
thoriferous
thorikosite
thorin
thorite
thorites
thorium
thorium-228
thorium compounds
thorium dioxide
thoriums
thorn
thorn-headed
thorn apple (current term)
thorn apple crystals
thorn in someone's side
thorn in the flesh
thornapple
thornapples
thornasite
thornback
thornbacks
thornbill
thornbills
thornbird
thornbirds
thornbushes

Literary usage of Thorn apple

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1763)
"... en the internal -Ufa of the Thorn- Apple, ... according to their order in this piece, is on the Stramonium foetidum, or Thorn-apple, which, ..."

2. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1880)
"The red thorn-apple: its use among the Indians of Peru; its remarkable effects; ... The common thorn-apple: its use in Europe for criminal purposes; ..."

3. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"... thorn-apple to the skin when deprived of the cuticle. An instance has been lately published of alarming narcotism from the application of the leaves to ..."

4. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"thorn apple Calyx prismatic or cylindrical, б-toothed, separating transversely above the base in fruit, the upper part falling away. ..."

5. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"DATURA STRAMONIUM, OB THORN-APPLE. HENBANE (HYOSCYAMUS NIGER). Symptoms and Appearances.—The seeds (Pig. 23), roots, and leaves of this plant are poisonous. ..."

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