Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, natural order Solanaceæ, of a single species, A. Belladonna, the deadly nightshade, a native of Europe and western Asia. See belladonna.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of plants of the nightshade family, including the belladonna (Atropa belladonna).

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae — the deadly nightshades.

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  • noun belladonna

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Examples

  • "To the same ominous class," he adds, "belong fox-glove, hen-bane, deadly night-shade, lobelia, and another poisonous plant, bearing the tremendous name Atropa, one of the furies."

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  • Atropine also found in Atropa bellandona aka Deadly Nightshade, goes to work in a number of ways.

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  • Atropine also found in Atropa bellandona aka Deadly Nightshade, goes to work in a number of ways.

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  • (Atropa belladonna) without suspicion, were in the early uncivilized state much more keen.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Other commonly-used members are the Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), Belladonna (a.k.a. deadly nightshade) (Atropa belladonna), Thornapple (Datura inoxia), Henbane

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  • The gi-i-wa puffball of the Mixtecs, the sacred mushroom known as teonancatl (divine flesh) by the Aztecs, the tree fungus of the Yurimagua of Peru, the hex potion ayahuasca distilled by the Zaparo from the banisteriopsis vine as described by Villavicencio (1858)—all can be said to produce alkaloid exudates similar, chemically, to that obtained from Atropa belladonna.

    Over the Edge

  • Phantasticants of an alkaloid nature including, but not limited to, Black Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and the various derivatives of Belladonna (Atropa belladonna).

    Over the Edge

  • The gi-i-wa puffball of the Mixtecs, the sacred mushroom known as teonancatl (divine flesh) by the Aztecs, the tree fungus of the Yurimagua of Peru, the hex potion ayahuasca distilled by the Zaparo from the banisteriopsis vine as described by Villavicencio (1858)—all can be said to produce alkaloid exudates similar, chemically, to that obtained from Atropa belladonna.

    Over the Edge

  • The gi-i-wa puffball of the Mixtecs, the sacred mushroom known as teonancatl (divine flesh) by the Aztecs, the tree fungus of the Yurimagua of Peru, the hex potion ayahuasca distilled by the Zaparo from the banisteriopsis vine as described by Villavicencio (1858)—all can be said to produce alkaloid exudates similar, chemically, to that obtained from Atropa belladonna.

    Over the Edge

  • Phantasticants of an alkaloid nature including, but not limited to, Black Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and the various derivatives of Belladonna (Atropa belladonna).

    Over the Edge

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