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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. Also called thorn apple.
[New Latin Datura, genus name, from Hindi dhatūrā, datura, from Sanskrit dhattūraḥ.]
(Plants) any of various chiefly Indian solanaceous plants of the genus Datura, such as the moonflower and thorn apple, having large trumpet-shaped flowers, prickly pods, and narcotic properties
[C16: from New Latin, from Hindi dhatūra jimson weed, from Sanskrit dhattūra]
da•tu•ra(dəˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə)
any plant of the genus Datura, of the nightshade family, usu. having tubular flowers and prickly pods: a source of hallucinogenic alkaloids.Compare jimsonweed.
[1655–65; < New Latin < Hindi dhatūra jimsonweed < Skt dhattūra]
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asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
thorn apple - any of several plants of the genus Datura