Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant. See Duboisia.
  • noun An Australian solanaceous shrub, Duboisia Hopwoodii, the leaves and twigs of which are used as a narcotic masticatory by the aborigines of central Australia.

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Examples

  • It is traditionally the Aboriginal stimulant of choice, concocted from the dried leaves of one of four species of the pituri plant, Nicotiana, ground up with the ash of at least twelve species of plant or tree, including tea-tree wood.

    Wildwood

  • Latz confessed next day that he used to lie in his swag smoking before he gave it up and began chewing pituri instead.

    Wildwood

  • Latz confessed next day that he used to lie in his swag smoking before he gave it up and began chewing pituri instead.

    Wildwood

  • Pituri was probably the most important item of trade among the Aboriginal people of the desert and was carried over long distances until at least the late 1940s, when Latz remembers a Hermannsburg man, Tamulju, returning from an expedition with the ethnologist Arthur Groom with camel-loads of wild pituri leaves.

    Wildwood

  • Even ash from the burnt twigs is mixed with pituri.

    Wildwood

  • It is traditionally the Aboriginal stimulant of choice, concocted from the dried leaves of one of four species of the pituri plant, Nicotiana, ground up with the ash of at least twelve species of plant or tree, including tea-tree wood.

    Wildwood

  • Nicotiana is of course the same genus as the commercial tobacco plant, Nicotiana gossei being the most prized for pituri, closely followed by Nicotiana excelsior.

    Wildwood

  • Even ash from the burnt twigs is mixed with pituri.

    Wildwood

  • Pituri was probably the most important item of trade among the Aboriginal people of the desert and was carried over long distances until at least the late 1940s, when Latz remembers a Hermannsburg man, Tamulju, returning from an expedition with the ethnologist Arthur Groom with camel-loads of wild pituri leaves.

    Wildwood

  • Nicotiana is of course the same genus as the commercial tobacco plant, Nicotiana gossei being the most prized for pituri, closely followed by Nicotiana excelsior.

    Wildwood

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