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Definition of 'deadly nightshade'


  1. perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
       Synonyms: belladonna belladonna plant Atropa belladonna
  2. 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 woody nightshade Solanum dulcamara

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