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One entry found for belladonna.
Main Entry: belĚlaĚdonĚna
Pronunciation: secondarystressbel-schwa-primarystressdän-schwa
Function: noun
Etymology: from Italian bella donna, literally, "beautiful lady"; so called because the extract was formerly used in cosmetics
1 : a European poisonous herb of the nightshade family with purple or green bell-shaped flowers, glossy black berries, and a root and leaves that are a source of atropine -- called also deadly nightshade
2 : a drug or extract from the belladonna

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