beladona

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

beladona f (plural beladonas)

  1. belladonna, deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna