deadly nightshade


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deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade

n
(Plants) a poisonous Eurasian solanaceous plant, Atropa belladonna, having dull purple bell-shaped flowers and small very poisonous black berries. Also called: belladonna or dwale

bel•la•don•na

(ˌbɛl əˈdɒn ə)

n.
1. Also called deadly nightshade. a poisonous plant, Atropa belladonna, of the nightshade family, having purplish red flowers and black berries.
[1590–1600; < Italian bella donna literally, fair lady]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deadly nightshade - perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berriesdeadly nightshade - perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Atropa, genus Atropa - belladonna
2.deadly nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berriesdeadly nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
Translations
беладона
belladona
rulík zlomocný
galnebær
schwarze Tollkirsche
beladono
myrkkykoiso
maszlagos nadragulyanadragulya
ベラドンナ
solanum
vaistinė šunvyšnė
wolfskers
pokrzyk wilcza jagoda
beladonămătrăgună
ľuľkovec zlomocný
volčja češnja
велебиље
belladonna
белладонна

deadly nightshade

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References in classic literature ?
Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance?
The brooding willow whispered to the yew; Beneath, the deadly nightshade and the rue, With immortelles self-woven into strange Funereal shapes, and horrid nettles grew.
Add to the mix the fact that belladonna is the ancient name for deadly nightshade, a plant closely associated with witchcraft.
Audiences were introduced to the evil witch queen, Deadly Nightshade, whose advances were brushed off by the arrogant Prince Sebastian.
Roedd Atropa bella-donna yno hefyd: codwarth ydi'r enw Cymraeg a Deadly Nightshade yn Saesneg, ac mae hwn wedi'i ei ddefnyddio i wenwyno pobl dros y canrifoedd.
com, adds: "The sugar from fruit is 'natural', for sure, but that doesn't mean it is good for you - deadly nightshade is natural, too
Lycopersicon esculentum, as the tomato is also known, arrived in Great Britain at the end of the 16th century but was thought poisonous as it was a member of the deadly nightshade family, Solanaceae.
Deadly nightshade (black berries), climbing nightshade (red or black berries), poison ivy and poison sumac (white berries), and plants such as baneberry, doll's eyes, leopardsbane and a host of unfamiliar plants are best admired at a distance.
The edible eggplant (Solanum melongena) shares a family album with garden huckleberries, potatoes, and deadly nightshade, nearly all of which have been considered poisonous at one time or another.
The fruit was thought to be poisonous like its relative, the deadly nightshade.
Mae 'na nifer o enwau arno fo yn Saesneg hefyd gan gynnwys deadly nightshade, devil's berry a dwale.