common thorn apple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common thorn apple intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
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Usage

In literature:

This celebrated plant, commonly called the Thorn Apple, often grows on dunghills, and flowers in the month of July.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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