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datura

[duh-too r-uh, -tyoo r-uh] /dəˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə/
noun
1.
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
1655-1665
1655-65; < Neo-Latin < Hindi dhatūra jimson weed < Sanskrit dhattūra
Related forms
daturic, adjective
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datura

/dəˈtjʊərə/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin, from Hindi dhatūra jimson weed, from Sanskrit dhattūra
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