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dwale


dwale


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwale  \Dwale\,  n.  [OE.  dwale,  dwole,  deception,  deadly 
  nightshade,  AS  dwala,  dwola,  error,  doubt;  akin  to  E.  dull. 
  See  {Dull},  a.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  deadly  nightshade  ({Atropa  Belladonna}),  having 
  stupefying  qualities. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  The  tincture  sable  or  black  when  blazoned  according 
  to  the  fantastic  system  in  which  plants  are  substituted 
  for  the  tinctures. 
 
  3.  A  sleeping  potion;  an  opiate.  --Chaucer.