from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, the Datura sanguinea, an infusion from whose seeds, prepared by the Peruvians, induces stupefaction, and, if much used, furious delirium.
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They also use two curious plants, the floripondio and the curupa, which makes them drunk for twenty-four hours, and causes very wonderful dreams.
They render their husbands idiotic by giving them an infusion of _floripondio_, and then choose another consort.
Then replace her by a pretty young damsel, with eyes and hair as black as night, lips as red as the flowers of the grenadine, and skin as white as the _floripondio_.
She always appears in a white robe -- pure and white as the blossom of the _floripondio_.
And as he spoke he pointed to the form, which, in the clear moonlight, could be distinguished as that of a woman, dressed in a robe as white as the _floripondio_, with long dark tresses floating over her shoulders like the mantilla of some grand senora.
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