belladonna belladonna

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Department of Agriculture plans call for 500 acres of belladonna to be planted this year in east central states, notably Pennsylvania.
  2. The top ten by popular vote: mother, memory, Cellophane, bellboy, melancholy, belladonna, flamingo, wilderness, tambourine, lavender.
  3. To relieve these pains, his physician gave him a proprietary drug compounded of strychnine and belladonna.

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    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Scott Ian Source: Newsday

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