- a solanaceous shrub or small tree, Duboisia hopwoodi, of Australia.
- a stimulant made from the dried leaves and twigs of this plant, used by the aborigines as a narcotic.
Origin of pituri
First recorded in 1860–65, pituri is from the Wiradjuri word pi-ju-rī
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The black boys behaved splendidly, so I gave them the "pituri" intended for Mr. Bailey.Reminiscences of Queensland
William Henry Corfield
- 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