deadly nightshade


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deadly nightshade:

see belladonnabelladonna
or deadly nightshade,
poisonous perennial plant, Atropa belladona, of the nightshade family. Native to Europe and now grown in the United States, the plant has reddish, bell-shaped flowers and shiny black berries.
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; nightshadenightshade,
common name for the Solanaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and a few trees of warm regions, chiefly tropical America. Many are climbing or creeping types, and rank-smelling foliage is typical of many species.
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deadly nightshade

[¦ded·lē ′nīt‚shād]
(botany)

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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All these myths came out of a belief that eggplants were dangerous because the vegetable had the great misfortune of being related to deadly nightshade.
It was confirmed as dried leaves of deadly nightshade.
The name belladonna means "beautiful woman", referring to the fashionable custom of ladies in medieval courts who would place a few drops of deadly nightshade juice in their eyes to dilate their pupils.
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This dereliction has led to poisonings such as that resulted from adulteration of Plantago lanceolata (plantain) with Digitalis lanata, eleuthero--formerly known by the misnomeric 'Siberian Ginseng' (Eleutherococcus senticosus)--with Periploca sepium (Chinese silk vine), and at least five innocuous herbs with deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).
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1, 13) There are many beautiful flowers and ornamentals as petunia and Angel's trumpet, luscious vegetables, important medicinal drugs, such as atropine (dilates eye pupil), belladonna (relieves spasms, stimulates heart), and scopolamine (in sleeping pills), tobacco, and the many poisonous plants, such as Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), deadly nightshade (Solanum nigrum), and the foul smelling henbane (Hyoscyamus niger).
They finally linked her symptoms to eating berries from the shrub Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, which grows near her home.
A sharp-eyed doctor realised that Mrs Agutter had a higher dosage of the deadly nightshade derivative in her system than the other victims.