from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the family Solanaceæ, containing about 30 species, native in tropical America.
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- n. genus of tropical American shrubs grown for their flowers followed by fleshy berrylike fruits
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For a man who had been obsessed for six years with brunfelsia, a dose of which had nearly killed him in the Putumayo, tobacco was tame.
“But what about that time you and Pedro Juajibioy ate brunfelsia?”
Honeysuckle, brunfelsia and wisteria flowers infuse the atmosphere with a heady perfume.
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