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Deadly nightshade   /dˈɛdli nˈaɪtʃˌeɪd/   Listen
Deadly nightshade

Perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine.  Synonyms: Atropa belladonna, belladonna, belladonna plant.
Poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America.  Synonyms: bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, poisonous nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade.

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"Deadly nightshade" Quotes from Famous Books

... any observation to make on parent's allowing the Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna) to ...
— Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children • Pye Henry Chavasse

... salubrious labels, "The Poor Man's Friend," or "The Rights of Labour," you could no more have found one of them lurking in the drawers of the kitchen dressers in Hazeldean than you would have found the deadly nightshade on the flower-stands in the drawing-room of the Hall. As for the revolutionary beerhouse, there was no need to apply to the magistrates to shut it up,—it shut itself up before the week ...
— My Novel, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... crystalline, bitter and poisonous alkaloid, taken from the deadly nightshade, and the same principle is also found in the ...
— The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands • Roger Thompson Finlay

... suspect | The hand of that sleek serpent Niccolo | Machiavelli.—SAV. and LUC. rush down c., but find their way barred by the footlights.—LUC. We will not be ta'en Alive. And here availeth us my lore | In what pertains to poison. Yonder herb | [points to a herb growing down r.] Is deadly nightshade. Quick, Monk! Pluck we it!—SAV. and LUC. die just as POPE appears over ridge, followed by retinue in full cry.—POPE'S annoyance at being foiled is quickly swept away on the great wave of Shakespearean chivalry and charity that again rises in him. He gives SAV. a funeral oration similar to ...
— Seven Men • Max Beerbohm

Words linked to "Deadly nightshade" :   Solanum, herb, nightshade, genus Solanum, herbaceous plant, Atropa, genus Atropa

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