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- n. Plural form of thornapple.
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On top of the thread, I carried thick stalks of moonflower, bearing both the tightly closed flowers and the fruit called thornapples, spiky green seedcases the size of pursenuts.
"Hey, Jude, take me back to the beginning where the word was flesh, to when the world was new and the garden was not yet filled with serpents and fratricides, priests and thornapples."