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.

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  • “But what about that time you and Pedro Juajibioy ate brunfelsia?”

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  • Honeysuckle, brunfelsia and wisteria flowers infuse the atmosphere with a heady perfume.



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