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Noun: belladonna  ,be-lu'dó-nu
  1. Perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
    - belladonna plant, deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna
  2. An alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally

Derived forms: belladonnas

Type of: atropin, atropine, herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: Atropa, genus Atropa

Encyclopedia: Belladonna