deadly nightshade

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deadly nightshade

deadly nightshade: see belladonna; nightshade.
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deadly nightshade

[¦ded·lē ′nīt‚shād]
(botany)
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deadly nightshade

a poisonous Eurasian solanaceous plant, Atropa belladonna, having dull purple bell-shaped flowers and small very poisonous black berries
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In 1993, a total of 959 incidents of anticholinergic poisoning associated with consumption of plants containing belladonna alkaloids were reported to poison-control centers in the United States (6); 15 persons had symptoms requiring hospitalization.