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Noun: apple of Peru (apples of Peru)
  1. Coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
    - shoo fly, Nicandra physaloides
  2. Intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
    - jimsonweed [N. Amer], jimson weed [N. Amer], Jamestown weed, common thorn apple, Datura stramonium

Derived forms: apples of Peru

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, thorn apple

Part of: genus Nicandra, Nicandra

Encyclopedia: Apple of Peru