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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plant of the genus Datura.


New Latin Datura, genus name, from Hindi dhatūrā, from Sanskrit dhattūrāḥ, thorn apple.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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