apple of peru definition

  • noun:
    • a big coarse herb (Nicandra physaloides) bearing pale-blue blossoms, and a bladderlike fruit inclosing a dry berry.
    • extremely poisonous high coarse yearly tropical weed having rank-smelling vegetation, huge white or violet trumpet-shaped blossoms and prickly fresh fruits
    • coarse Southern United states natural herb grown because of its blue-and-white flowers followed closely by a bladderlike fresh fruit enclosing a dry berry
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