deadly nightshade
noun Date: 1578 belladonna 1

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  • Deadly nightshade — deadly dead ly, a. 1. Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound. [1913 Webster] 2. Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deadly nightshade — Nightshade Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deadly nightshade — n BELLADONNA (1) * * * belladonna (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • deadly nightshade — n [U and C] a poisonous European plant = ↑belladonna …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deadly nightshade — n. BELLADONNA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • deadly nightshade — paprastasis karklavijas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Solanum dulcamara), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Solanum dulcamara angl. bitter nightshade; bitter sweet; bittersweet;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • deadly nightshade — UK [ˌdedlɪ ˈnaɪtˌʃeɪd] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms deadly nightshade : singular deadly nightshade plural deadly nightshades a poisonous plant with purple flowers and black fruit …   English dictionary

  • deadly nightshade — Belladonna 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deadly-nightshade — vaistinė šunvyšnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Atropa belladonna), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Atropa belladonna angl. belladonna;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • deadly nightshade — noun 1. perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine • Syn: ↑belladonna, ↑belladonna plant, ↑Atropa belladonna • Hypernyms: ↑herb,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deadly nightshade — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

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