datura

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English[edit]

datura plant
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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

datura (plural daturas)

  1. A plant of the genus Datura, known for their trumpet-shaped flowers and poisonous properties. [from 16th c.]
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.5.1.v:
      Garcias ab Horto [] makes mention of an herb called datura, “which, if it be eaten for twenty-four hours following, takes away all sense of grief, makes them incline to laughter and mirth” […].
    • 1985, Wade Davis, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Simon & Schuster, p. 37:
      Datura did grow in Haiti, three species, all of them introduced from the Old World.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 38:
      It was a decoction of datura that wrung the truth from the old woman, by sending her into a trance from which she never recovered.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

datura f (plural dature)

  1. thorn apple (of genus Datura)

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

datūra

  1. nominative feminine singular of datūrus
  2. nominative neuter plural of datūrus
  3. accusative neuter plural of datūrus
  4. vocative feminine singular of datūrus
  5. vocative neuter plural of datūrus

datūrā

  1. ablative feminine singular of datūrus

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “datura”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre