See also: Datura
From the genus name.
datura (plural daturas)
- A plant of the genus Datura, known for its 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; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition 2, section 5, member 1, subsection 5:
- 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.
datura f (plural dature)
- nominative feminine singular of
- nominative neuter plural of
- accusative neuter plural of
- vocative feminine singular of
- vocative neuter plural of