белладонна

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Russian[edit]

белладонна

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian belladonna (bella donna, literally beautiful lady), altered by folk etymology from Medieval Latin bladona (nightshade), from Gaulish *blātōnā, blātunā, from Proto-Celtic *blātus (flower), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰléh₃tus, from *bʰleh₃- (blossom, flower). The folk etymology was motivated by the cosmetic use of nightshade for dilating the eyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bʲɪlɐˈdonːə]

Noun[edit]

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белладо́нна (belladónnaf inan (genitive белладо́нны, nominative plural белладо́нны, genitive plural белладо́нн)

  1. (botany) belladonna, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
  2. (pharmacy) belladonna (an alkaloid))

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Synonyms[edit]

Synonyms: deadly nightshade (deadly nightshade): красавка обыкновенная (krasavka obyknovennaja), красуха (krasuxa), сонная одурь (sonnaja odurʹ), бешеная я́года (bešenaja jágoda), ви́шня бешеная (víšnja bešenaja)