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pituri

[pich-uh-ree] /ˈpɪtʃ ə ri/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; < Wiradjuri pi-ju-rī
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pituri

/ˈpɪtʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -ris
1.
an Australian solanaceous shrub, Duboisia hopwoodii, the leaves of which are the source of a narcotic used by the native Australians
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian name
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