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datura

noun da·tu·ra \də-ˈt(y)r-ə\

Definition of DATURA

:  any of a genus (Datura) of widely distributed strong-scented herbs, shrubs, or trees of the nightshade family including some used as sources of medicinal alkaloids (as stramonium) or in folk rites or illicitly for their poisonous, narcotic, or hallucinogenic properties — compare jimsonweed

Origin of DATURA

ultimately from Hindi dhatūrā jimsonweed (or a cognate descendant of Sanskrit dhattūraḥ)
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with DATURA

datura

noun da·tu·ra \də-ˈt(y)r-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DATURA

1
capitalized :  a genus of widely distributed strong-scented herbs, shrubs, or trees of the family Solanaceae including some used as sources of medicinal alkaloids (as stramonium from jimsonweed) or in folk rites or illicitly for their poisonous, narcotic, or hallucinogenic properties
2
:  any plant or flower of the genus Datura

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