Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pharmaceutical name for the bittersweet, Solanum Dulcamara, a common hedge-plant through Europe and the Mediterranean region, and naturalized in the United States.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A plant (Solanum Dulcamara). See bittersweet, n., 3 (a).

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Examples

  • Gaetano Donizetti Milan, Italy, 1832Frequently performed and a cheerfully reassuring first step into opera, this is the comic tale of the fraudulent quack Dulcamara who dupes the poor, lovesick Nemorino with his "elixir"; melodic, witty, heart-warming and touchingly silly.

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  • Also compelling are Stefania Dovhan as the vain Adina, José Adán Pérez as the pompous soldier Belcore, and Marco Nisticò as the quintessential snake-oil salesman Dulcamara.

    Slipping Over the Edge at City Opera

  • Opposite him was the legendary Alessandro Corbelli whose Dulcamara seemed effortless and very funny.

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  • Opposite him was the legendary Alessandro Corbelli whose Dulcamara seemed effortless and very funny.

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  • It's too difficult for the chorus to sing rapidly, and even the master of patter song, Andrew Shore, who is a great Dulcamara, seemed to find it hard going.

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  • As all the reviewers said, the singing was very good all around, with special honors to Alessandro Corbelli as Dulcamara the Belcore huffed his way through the fioriture, yeesh, but has a good voice, and production was adorable, though I dispute the plausibility of the girl in overalls considering that it's 1915 or so.

    Just Sayin'

  • As all the reviewers said, the singing was very good all around, with special honors to Alessandro Corbelli as Dulcamara the Belcore huffed his way through the fioriture, yeesh, but has a good voice, and production was adorable, though I dispute the plausibility of the girl in overalls considering that it's 1915 or so.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Dulcamara_, in _Anagallis_, in _Fuchsia_, and some other plants, the anther-lobes themselves become petaloid, while the filament remains unchanged.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

  • (_Solanum Dulcamara_), wax-work (_Celastrus scandens_).

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Like "Don Pasquale," the opera is exceedingly graceful in its construction, and very bright and gay in its musical effects, particularly in the duets, of which there are two, -- one between Dulcamara and Nemorino in the first act ( "Obbligato, ah! si obbligato"), and one between Dulcamara and Adina in the second act

    The Standard Operas (12th edition) Their Plots, Their Music, and Their Composers

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