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  1. belladonna, belladonna plant, deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonnanoun

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

  2. bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamaranoun

    poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America


  1. deadly nightshadenoun

    The plant Atropa belladonna, a perennial shrub of the nightshade family that contains high concentrations of the alkaloid atropine which can be deadly if taken in excess.


  1. deadly nightshade

    Deadly nightshade, scientifically known as Atropa belladonna, is a perennial plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. It is native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The plant is extremely toxic due to the presence of tropane alkaloids which cause delirium and hallucinations. It is characterized by its glossy and inky black berries, bell-shaped flowers, and large oval leaves. The term "belladonna" means "beautiful lady" in Italian, as the plant was historically used in eyedrops by women to dilate their pupils, a sign of beauty in those times. Despite its toxicity, it has medicinal uses when administered appropriately.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadly nightshade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadly nightshade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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