deadly nightshade

Origin of deadly nightshade

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade

noun
  1. 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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deadly nightshade in Medicine

deadly nightshade

[dĕdlē]
n.
  1. belladonna
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