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Meaning of BELLADONNA

Pronunciation:  `belu'dânu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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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