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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: 'beautiful lady'; because it was used in cosmetics

belladonna

noun
     
Related topics: Plants, Drugs, Medicines
bel‧la‧don‧na [uncountable]
1HBP a poisonous plant [= deadly nightshade]
2MD a substance from this plant, used as a drug

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