Belladonna

Flowering Belladonna, Atropa belladonna - Blühende Schwarze Tollkirsche

Atropa belladonna

Sinonimi:
Deadly Nightshade,
Belladonna (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian belladonna (altered by folk etymology: bella donna (beautiful lady)) from Medieval Latin blādōna (nightshade), of Gaulish origin. The folk etymology was motivated by the cosmetic use of nightshade for dilating the eyes.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌbɛləˈdɑnə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌbɛləˈdɒnə/
  • Rhymes: -ɒnə

Noun

belladonna (countable and uncountable, plural belladonnas

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