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deadly nightshade

belladonna (def 1).
Origin of deadly nightshade
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He might have won two planets, but he had turned his Eden into an arbor of deadly nightshade.

    It's All Yours Sam Merwin
  • The common English name for belladonna is "deadly nightshade."

    A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
  • All the hemlock or deadly nightshade within range should be destroyed.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • Closely allied to deadly nightshade, and known in botany as Circæa.

    The Sorcery Club

    Elliott O'Donnell
  • It was the deadly nightshade, and a handful of the berries spelt death.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • The sorceress had thrown her into a trance by a preparation of deadly nightshade.

  • Atropin, or Atropine, a crystalline alkaloid obtained from the deadly nightshade (Atrŏpa Belladonna).

  • After Gud had regaled himself on pork and beans he laid down under a deadly nightshade tree and fell asleep.

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
  • Another dish—looks like greens or a tangle of fine seaweed—is a preparation of the deadly nightshade.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • In the field the inventor uses an electric hoe to kill the germs of the thistle and deadly nightshade.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
British Dictionary definitions for deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade

a poisonous Eurasian solanaceous plant, Atropa belladonna, having dull purple bell-shaped flowers and small very poisonous black berries Also called belladonna, dwale
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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deadly nightshade in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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