death's herb

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death's herb ‎(uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The deadly nightshade.
    • 1881 July 2, “Flower Lore: July”, in Gardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist[1], page 6:
      The Deadly Nightshade, popularly called the “Death's Herb,” is one of the most poisonous of our wild flowers, and from its stupefying qualities it has been termed “Dwale.”