apple of Peru

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apple of Peru intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
    • n apple of Peru coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apple of Peru a large coarse herb (Nicandra physaloides) bearing pale blue flowers, and a bladderlike fruit inclosing a dry berry.
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Usage

In literature:

This plant is also called "mad-apple," "apple of Peru," and "Devil's apple.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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