datura

[ duh-toor-uh, -tyoor-uh ]
/ dəˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə /

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.

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Origin of datura

1655–65; <New Latin <Hindi dhatūra jimson weed <Sanskrit dhattūra

OTHER WORDS FROM datura

da·tu·ric, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for datura

datura
/ (dəˈtjʊərə) /

noun

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 for datura

C16: from New Latin, from Hindi dhatūra jimson weed, from Sanskrit dhattūra
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