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belladonna Explained

belladonna at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1597, "deadly nightshade" (Atropa belladonna), from It., lit. "fair lady," supposedly because women made cosmetics from its juice (it has a well-known property of making the pupils of the eyes enlarge) or because it was used to poison beautiful women. ///

belladonna at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: Italian; Origin: 'beautiful lady'; because it was used in cosmetics]//
1 a poisonous plant: deadly nightshade//
2 a substance from this plant, used as a drug:

belladonna at German => English Of Explained:


belladonna at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Tall, bushy, herbaceous plant, the deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) of the nightshade family; also, the crude drug consisting of its dried leaves or roots. The plant is a native of wooded or waste areas in central and S Eurasia. It has dull green leaves, violet or greenish flowers, shiny black berries about the size of cherries, and a large tapering root. Belladonna is highly poisonous and is cultivated for medicinal substances (alkaloids) that are derived from the crude drug and used in sedatives, stimulants, and antispasmodics. Because of toxicity and undesirable side effects, however, these substances are being replaced by synthetic drugs.

BELLADONNA at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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belladonna at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "belladonna":
DET, DMT, Indian hemp, LSD, THC, bhang, cannabis, castor-oil plant,
deadly nightshade, death camas, diethyltryptamine,
dimethyltryptamine, ergot, foxglove, ganja, hallucinogens, hashish,
hemlock, hemp, henbane, horsetail, hyoscyamus, jimsonweed,
marijuana, mayapple, mescal, mescal bean, mescaline, monkshood,
morning glory seeds, peyote, poison ivy, poison parsley,
poison sumac, pokeweed, psilocin, psilocybin, stramonium

belladonna at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

elinquent, delu

belladonna at Dutch => English Of Explained:

belladonna [bɛladɔna]

belladonna at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Belladonna at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Belladonna \Bel`la*don"na\, n. [It., literally fine lady; bella
beautiful + donna lady.] (Bot.)
(a) An herbaceous European plant ({Atropa belladonna}) with
reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries.
The whole plant and its fruit are very poisonous, and the
root and leaves are used as powerful medicinal agents.
Its properties are largely due to the alkaloid atropine
which it contains. Called also {deadly nightshade}.
(b) A species of {Amaryllis} ({A. belladonna}); the
belladonna lily.

belladonna at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 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

belladonna at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » it|en Inter: term » bella|lang=it Inter: term » donna|lang=it, literally 'beautiful lady', altered by folk etymology from Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » bladona|lang=la 'nightshade', from Inter: etyl » cel-gau. The folk etymology was motivated by the cosmetic use of nightshade for dilating the eyes.


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • a plant, Atropa belladonna, having purple bell-shaped flowers and poisonous black glossy berries; deadly nightshade
    1. an alkaloid extracted from this plant, sometimes used medicinally, containing atropine


      Inter: trans-top » a plant, Atropa belladonna

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|wolfskers|f, Inter: t- » nl|belladonna|f
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|belladonna|f, Inter: t- » pl|wilcza jagoda|f, Inter: t- » pl|pokrzyk wilcza jagoda|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|beladona|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|белладонна|sc=Cyrl|f|tr=belladónna
    • Scottish Gaelic: lus na h-oidhche {{m}}
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|latrop

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|беладона|f, Inter: t- » bg|лудо биле|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Cathy teetered downstairs on very high heels, her hair swept up in a disintegrating “brioche,” her eyes glistening with belladonna drops. - Category: w - :Edmund White|Edmund White, "My Women" []



    Inter: nl-noun » f|g2=m|belladonna's|belladonnaatje
  • belladonna, deadly nightshade


    * wolfskers

  • Finnish

    Inter: Finnish index » b
    Inter: wikipedia » Myrkkykoiso|lang=fi


    * Inter: hyphenation » bel|la|don|na


    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • belladonna


    Inter: fi-decl-koira » belladonn


    * mykkykoiso
    • lemmonmarja

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