beladono

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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]

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  • IPA(key): /belaˈdono/
  • Hyphenation: be‧la‧do‧no
  • Rhymes: -ono

Noun[edit]

beladono (accusative singular beladonon, plural beladonoj, accusative plural beladonojn)

  1. deadly nightshade, belladonna (Atropa belladonna)