Definition of jimson weed in English:

jimson weed

(also jimpson weed)

noun

mass nounNorth American
  • A strong-smelling poisonous datura with large, trumpet-shaped white flowers and toothed leaves, which has become a weed of waste ground in many countries; thorn apple.

    Datura stramonium, family Solanaceae

    ‘Eliza apparently found foxglove, henbane, and jimson weed growing in Serena's pleasant little garden.’

Origin

Late 17th century (originally as Jamestown weed): named after Jamestown in Virginia.

Pronunciation

jimson weed

/ˈdʒɪms(ə)n/