pituri

pituri

[pich-uh-ree]
noun
1.
a solanaceous shrub or small tree, Duboisia hopwoodi, of Australia.
2.
a stimulant made from the dried leaves and twigs of this plant, used by the aborigines as a narcotic.

Origin:
1860–65; < Wiradjuri pi-ju-rī

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pituri (ˈpɪtʃərɪ)
 
n , pl -ris
an Australian solanaceous shrub, Duboisia hopwoodii, the leaves of which are the source of a narcotic used by the native Australians
 
[C19: from a native Australian name]

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