deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade

noun
belladonna ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1570–80

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deadly nightshade
 
n
belladonna, Also called: dwale a poisonous Eurasian solanaceous plant, Atropa belladonna, having dull purple bell-shaped flowers and small very poisonous black berries

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deadly nightshade dead·ly nightshade (děd'lē)
n.
See belladonna.

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