- any of a genus (Datura) of herbs, shrubs, or trees of the nightshade family, which are poisonous and have an unpleasant odor
- the flower of any of these
Origin of daturaModern Latin ; from Hindi dhat?r? ; from Sanskrit dhatt?ra
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. Also called thorn apple.
Origin of daturaNew Latin Datura, genus name, from Hindi dhat&umacron;ra, datura, from Sanskrit dhatt&umacron;ra&hlowdot;.
- A plant of the genus Datura.
From the genus name.