deadly nightshade

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Synonyms for deadly nightshade

perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries

poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries

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Not one to take rejection well, Deadly Nightshade cursed the prince to live as a hideous beast, unless he could find a maiden to fall in love with him.
Solanaceae family members tend toward high levels of alkaloid compounds, showing a tendency for bitterness, and, in the case of deadly nightshade, a reputation for lethal poison.
Moderately so are azalea, black locust, Chinese lantern, Christmas cherry, nettle, St John's wort, deadly nightshade, dumb cane, ergot, horsetail, horse chestnut, larkspur, lupin, rhododendron and rhubarb.
Deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) is one of the plant of this group.
The plant Belladonna, or Deadly Nightshade, has been associated with witchcraft since the Middle Ages.
All parts of deadly nightshade plants (except the edible fruit) are poisonous.
To cite a particularly ludicrous example -the poisonous Deadly Nightshade plant (Atropa belladonna) has large black shiny berries that resemble the dilated pupils of someone with a high fever, and cause dilation of the pupils.
This well produced and thorough guide profiles 1200 plants and mushrooms, including poisons and drugs such as deadly nightshade, foxglove, poppies, and tobacco, as well as common plants as bamboo, honeysuckle, comfrey, and red peppers.
I know a bank whereon the wild thyme of everything for the last time grows, covered with deadly nightshade and poison hemlock.
With Lucy, it was always lucre, ziarats, swank garb, orgiastic sex and deadly nightshade," remarked Cesare.
However, for the rest of Europe it was initially grown as an ornamental or curiosity plant and perceived by many to be poisonous, like other solanaceous plants: for instance, mandrake (Mandragora) and the deadly nightshade (Atropus belladonna), administered both as a hallucinogenic drug and a beautifier in various regions of Europe.
As a matter of fact, Brunfelsia and Brugmansia are a pair of charismatic, voluptuous, and highly toxic botanical relatives belonging to the deadly nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Common names include deadly nightshade, dwale, devil's berry, and poison cherry.
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Atropine, a substance extracted from deadly nightshade which can stop muscular spasms, and P2S or pralidoxime mesilate, now used to treat insecticide poisoning, were, he believes, injected into his thigh.