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BELLADONNA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does belladonna mean? 

BELLADONNA (noun)
  The noun BELLADONNA has 2 senses:

1. perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
2. an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally

  Familiarity information: BELLADONNA used as a noun is rare.


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BELLADONNA (noun)


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Meaning:

Perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Atropa belladonna; belladonna; belladonna plant; deadly nightshade

Hypernyms ("belladonna" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Holonyms ("belladonna" is a member of...):

Atropa; genus Atropa (belladonna)


Sense 2belladonna [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("belladonna" is a kind of...):

atropine (a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides)


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