from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various plants that have flowers or foliage with an unpleasant odor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The penny-cress, Thlaspi arvense. It is an ill-smelling plant and renders unfit for use the milk of cows which eat it, while beef-cattle must be removed from pasture containing it two or three weeks before slaughter. It is more troublesome in Canada than in the United States. See French weed .
  • noun An ill-smelling cruciferous plant, Diplotaxis muralis, of southern Europe.
  • noun The jimsonweed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Stramonium. See jamestown weed, and datura.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
  • noun Jimson weed (Datura stramonium).
  • noun Any other noxious plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America


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  • a name for jimson weed and other plants

    August 1, 2007