What does the word belladonna mean?

Usage examples for belladonna

  1. But the Wenuses were too much occupied in dropping into each other's eyes something from a bright flask, which I took to be Beggarstaffs' Elect Belladonna, to heed them. – The War of the Wenuses by C. L. Graves and E. V. Lucas
  2. I know it's a theory; last time I was here, you could think of nothing but hypnotism or else the action of belladonna in congestion and inflammation of the brain; and he left his very comfortable chair suddenly, with a burst of laughter, and began to walk up and down the room. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  3. There the others were starting off, and I was sitting by the stove with a swollen face, dabbing on belladonna, and Miss Rodgers careering round telling me I must have it out. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
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