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 for Jamestown weed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jamestown weed \James"town` weed`\ (Bot.)
     The poisonous thorn apple or stramonium ({Datura
     stramonium), a rank weed early noticed at Jamestown,
     Virginia. See Datura.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: This name is often corrupted into jimson, jimpson, and
           gympsum.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Jamestown weed
      n 1: intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having
           rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped
           flowers and prickly fruits [syn: jimsonweed, jimson
           weed, Jamestown weed, common thorn apple, apple of
           Peru, Datura stramonium]

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