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pituri

[ pich-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpɪtʃ ə ri /
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noun
a solanaceous shrub or small tree, Duboisia hopwoodi, of Australia.
a stimulant made from the dried leaves and twigs of this plant, used by Aboriginal peoples as a narcotic.
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Origin of pituri

First recorded in 1860–65, pituri is from the Wiradjuri word pi-ju-rī
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How to use pituri in a sentence

  • The black boys behaved splendidly, so I gave them the "pituri" intended for Mr. Bailey.

    Reminiscences of Queensland|William Henry Corfield

British Dictionary definitions for pituri

pituri
/ (ˈpɪtʃərɪ) /

noun plural -ris
an Australian solanaceous shrub, Duboisia hopwoodii, the leaves of which are the source of a narcotic used by the native Australians

Word Origin for pituri

C19: from a native Australian name
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