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Noun: deadly nightshade  'ded-lee'nIt,sheyd
  1. Perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
    - belladonna, belladonna plant, Atropa belladonna
  2. Poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
    - bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamara

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, nightshade

Part of: Atropa, genus Atropa, genus Solanum, Solanum

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