Datura definition

də-to͝orə, -tyo͝orə
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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Any of a genus (Datura) of herbs, shrubs, or trees of the nightshade family, which are poisonous and have an unpleasant odor.
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The flower of any of these.
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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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A plant of the genus Datura.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae — the thorn apples and related plants.
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Origin of datura

  • New Latin Datura genus name from Hindi dhatūrā datura from Sanskrit dhattūraḥ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originally published by Linnaeus in 1753. From Hindi धतूरा (dhatūrā) (dating to 1662)

    From Wiktionary

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary