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datura


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Datura  \Da*tu"ra\,  n.  [NL.;  cf  Skr.  dhatt?ra,  Per.  &  Ar 
  tat?ra,  Tat?la.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  solanaceous  plants,  with  large  funnel-shaped 
  flowers  and  a  four-celled,  capsular  fruit. 
 
  Note:  The  commonest  species  are  the  thorn  apple  ({D. 
  stramonium}),  with  a  prickly  capsule  (see  Illust.  of 
  {capsule}),  white  flowers  and  green  stem,  and  {D. 
  tatula},  with  a  purplish  tinge  of  the  stem  and  flowers. 
  Both  are  narcotic  and  dangerously  poisonous. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Datura 
  n  :  thorn  apple  [syn:  {Datura},  {genus  Datura}] 




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