deadly nightshade


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deadly nightshade poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
    • n deadly nightshade perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deadly nightshade (Bot) a poisonous plant; belladonna. See under Nightshade.
    • Deadly nightshade Same as Belladonna.
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In literature:

Stupid little thing's been eating Deadly Nightshade again, I suppose.
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
In that box of ebony was the sublimated dust of deadly nightshade, which kindles the red fires of fever and rots the roots of the tongue.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
It was the deadly nightshade, and a handful of the berries spelt death.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
The deadly nightshade was indigenous to our times.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
Her eyes were purple-black, like the berries of the deadly nightshade seen in the twilight.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Water parsnip, sweet flag, cinquefoil, bat's blood, deadly nightshade, and oil.
"The Witch-cult in Western Europe" by Margaret Alice Murray
At his words the creature vanished from before him; and on the spot where she had stood he saw an ugly bush of deadly nightshade.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
In the field the inventor uses an electric hoe to kill the germs of the thistle and deadly nightshade.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Deadly Nightshade, Valley of, 56.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Bobolink, the Purple Enchanter, sat on his amethyst throne in the middle of a grove of deadly nightshade.
"All the Way to Fairyland" by Evelyn Sharp
Poison-oak is very bad, and nightshade is deadly.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
After Gud had regaled himself on pork and beans he laid down under a deadly nightshade tree and fell asleep.
"The Book of Gud" by Dan Spain

In poetry:

And pendant from its dismal top
The deadly nightshade hung;
The hemlock and the aconite
Across the mouth was flung.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White