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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants of the genus Datura in the nightshade family, having trumpet-shaped flowers up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) long and usually prickly fruits. The leaves and seeds yield alkaloids with narcotic properties.

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  • noun A plant of the genus Datura.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Datura, genus name, from Hindi dhatūrā, datura, from Sanskrit dhattūraḥ.]

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