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belladonna

Noun

1 perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine [syn: deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna]
2 an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna herb that is used medicinally

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Noun

  1. a plant, Atropa belladonna, having purple bell-shaped flowers and poisonous black glossy berries; deadly nightshade
  2. an alkaloid extracted from this plant, sometimes used medicinally, containing atropine

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belladonna in German: Belladonna
belladonna in French: Belladonna (homonymie)
belladonna in Polish: Belladonna

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