deadly nightshade


noun


Nearby words

  1. deadlight,
  2. deadline,
  3. deadlock,
  4. deadlocked,
  5. deadly,
  6. deadly sins,
  7. deadman,
  8. deadpan,
  9. deadrise,
  10. deadweight

Origin of deadly nightshade

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade

noun

a poisonous Eurasian solanaceous plant, Atropa belladonna, having dull purple bell-shaped flowers and small very poisonous black berriesAlso called: belladonna, dwale
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Medicine definitions for deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade

[dĕdlē]

n.

belladonna

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