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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. deadly nightshade, belladonna (Atropa belladonna)