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Definition of thorn apple in English:

noun

1A poisonous datura with large trumpet-shaped white flowers and toothed leaves, which has become a weed of waste ground in many countries. Also called jimson weed in North America.
  • Datura stramonium, family Solanaceae
Example sentences
  • Important are the accounts of opium, aconite, hemlock, and the thorn apple, showing careful study of widely known poisons.
  • Recipes of love stimulants frequently contained such plants, especially henbane, mandrake, and in later times thorn apple.
1.1The prickly fruit of the thorn apple, which resembles that of a horse chestnut.
Example sentences
  • ‘As well as being a hallucinogenic,’ says Phillips, ‘the thorn apple has a fiery, hot taste and causes sweating and burning sensations throughout the body’.

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