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Pronunciation:  `belu'dânu

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

BELLADONNA is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Atropa belladonna, deadly nightshade
 See Also: Atropa, atropine, genus Atropa, herb, herbaceous plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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