tolguacha

noun

tol·​gua·​cha
tōlˈwächə
variants or toloache
tōlˈwächē
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

Etymology

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 1 Dec. 2022.

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