datura

datura

[duh-toor-uh, -tyoor-uh]
noun
any of several plants belonging to the genus Datura, of the nightshade family, including some species grown as ornamentals and usually having funnel-shaped flowers and prickly pods: the leaves and seeds are the source of hallucinogenic alkaloids.


Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin < Hindi dhatūra jimson weed < Sanskrit dhattūra

daturic, adjective
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datura (dəˈtjʊərə)
 
n
any of various chiefly Indian solanaceous plants of the genus Datura, such as the moonflower and thorn apple, having large trumpet-shaped flowers, prickly pods, and narcotic properties
 
[C16: from New Latin, from Hindi dhatūra jimson weed, from Sanskrit dhattūra]

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