thorn apple


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Da·tu·ra stra·mo·'ni·um

a species that is the main source of stramonium.

thorn apple,

n Latin name:
Datura stramonium; parts used: foliage, flow-ers, fruit, roots; uses: antiasthmatic, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, earache, elephantiasis, motion sickness, respiratory disorders, topical pain reliever, wound healing; precautions: can cause poisoning in larger doses; abused as a recreational drug. Also called
Jimson Weed and
stramonium.

thorn apple

see datura.
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Hawthorns are great grouse habitat because of the berries, called thorn apples, they produce, which the birds love, but also because their intertwining branches are armed with two-inch, razor sharp thorns.
There was a secret clearing in the thorn apples where we changed our clothes.