Definition of datura in English:

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datura

Pronunciation: /dəˈtjʊərə/

noun

A shrubby annual plant with large, erect, trumpet-shaped flowers, native to southern North America. They contain toxic or narcotic alkaloids and are used as hallucinogens by some American Indian peoples.
Example sentences
  • Despite its name, Eryngium Blue from DT Brown is not a sea holly but a bright-blue datura or jimson weed.
  • At the end, the Indian heroine commits suicide by biting a poisonous datura flower because her British lover is deserting her.
  • You also might consider a gardenia, white-flowering duranta, white datura (can trigger allergy) and ‘Ducher,’ an antique white rose, for sun.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Hindi dhatūrā, from Sanskrit dhustur.

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