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Du·boi·sia

n :  a genus of soft-wooded Australian shrubs or small trees of the family Solanaceae that have white flowers in axillary clusters and yield alkaloids having an action similar to atropine
 
Du•bois, Franois Noel Alexandre (1752-1824),
French botanist. Dubois was a prolific writer of botanical works, none of which have proved to be of lasting significance. The genus Duboisia was named in his honor in 1810 by the British botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858).
 
 

 
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