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''[[wikipedia:Atropa belladonna|belladonna]]'' is the name of a poisonous plant,<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Douglas A. Anderson]], ''[[The Annotated Hobbit]]'', "[[An Unexpected Party]]", note 8</ref> fitting in with the Hobbit-habit of naming girls after flowers.<ref>{{App|F2}}</ref>
 
''[[wikipedia:Atropa belladonna|belladonna]]'' is the name of a poisonous plant,<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Douglas A. Anderson]], ''[[The Annotated Hobbit]]'', "[[An Unexpected Party]]", note 8</ref> fitting in with the Hobbit-habit of naming girls after flowers.<ref>{{App|F2}}</ref>
  
The word is understood as an Italian name, a rarity among Hobbits, and translates as "beautiful lady" although it derives from Latin ''bladone'' "nightshade".
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The word is understood as an Italian name, a rarity among Hobbits (though her sisters [[Donnamira Took|Donnamira]] and [[Mirabella Took|Mirabella]] share this peculiarity) and translates as "beautiful lady" although it derives from Latin ''bladone'' "nightshade".
 
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The name participates in a circular wordplay with the names of her sisters, [[Mirabella Took|Mira'''bella''']] and [[Donnamira Took|'''Donna'''mira]], also Italian names.
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