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.
- 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.
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