Examples from the Web for belladonna
His clients include some of the biggest names in the industry, like Dana DeArmond and Belladonna.
The third ointment, containing both aconite and belladonna, would produce excitement and irregular action of the heart.The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
In extreme cases give four drams of carbonate of ammonia, two drams of belladonna, mixed with one pint of water.
Hunting commenced in the Puckeridge country, and Harry with that famous mare Belladonna was there.Mr. Scarborough's Family|Anthony Trollope
Thirty drops of tincture of belladonna to an adult, every hour, will assist the breathing.
Belladonna is, however, in qualified hands a safe and most valuable medicine.
British Dictionary definitions for belladonna
Word Origin for belladonna
Word Origin and History for belladonna
1590s, "deadly nightshade" (Atropa belladonna), from Italian, literally "fair lady;" the plant so called supposedly because women made cosmetic eye-drops from its juice (an 18c. explanation; atropic acid, found in the plant, has a well-known property of dilating the pupils) or because it was used to poison beautiful women. Perhaps a folk etymology alteration; Gamillscheg suggests ultimately of Gaulish origin.