Meaning of datura

da•tu•ra

Pronunciation: (du-toor'u, -tyoor'u), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Datura, of the nightshade family, including some species grown as ornamentals and usually having funnel-shaped flowers and prickly pods: the leaves and seeds are the source of hallucinogenic alkaloids. Cf.
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