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ˌbɛl əˈdɒn əbel·ladon·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belladonna, belladonna plant, deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna(noun)

    perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine

  2. belladonna(noun)

    an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally


  1. belladonna(Noun)

    a plant, Atropa belladonna, having purple bell-shaped flowers and poisonous black glossy berries; deadly nightshade

  2. belladonna(Noun)

    an alkaloid extracted from this plant, sometimes used medicinally, containing atropine

  3. Origin: From bella donna, literally 'beautiful lady', altered by folk etymology from bladona 'nightshade', from . The folk etymology was motivated by the cosmetic use of nightshade for dilating the eyes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belladonna(noun)

    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

  2. Belladonna(noun)

    a species of Amaryllis (A. belladonna); the belladonna lily

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Belladonna

    bel′la-don-na, n. the deadly nightshade or dwale, all parts of which are narcotic and poisonous from the presence therein of the alkaloid atropia: the drug prepared from the foregoing. [It. bella donna, fair lady; one property of belladonna is to enlarge the pupil, and so add a brilliance to the eyes.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belladonna in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belladonna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    Belladonna is a natural plant that has been used for centuries.

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