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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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