tolguacha

noun
tol·​gua·​cha | \ tōlˈwächə \
variants: or toloache \ tōlˈwächē \
plural -s

Definition of tolguacha

: any of several plants of the genus Datura especially : a narcotic annual herb (D. meteloides) used ceremonially by some California Indians

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History and Etymology for tolguacha

Mexican Spanish toloache, toloachi, from Nahuatl toloatzin, from toloa to nod + -tzin, honorific particle; from the reverence borne such plants by American Indians

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“Tolguacha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tolguacha. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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