Dwale Dwale, n. [OE. dwale, dwole, deception, deadly nightshade, AS. dwala, dwola, error, doubt; akin to E. dull. See {Dull}, a.] 1. (Bot.) The deadly nightshade ({Atropa Belladonna}), having stupefying qualities. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) The tincture sable or black when blazoned according to the fantastic system in which plants are substituted for the tinctures. [1913 Webster]

3. A sleeping potion; an opiate. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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