nightshade definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several flowers associated with genus Solanum, like the bittersweet nightshade, the majority of which may have a poisonous liquid.
    • Any of different comparable or associated plants, such as for example belladonna.
    • some of the poisonous flowers from the genus Solanum, particularly black colored nightshade or woody nightshade.
    • Any plant for the larger Solanaceae family, including the nightshades also tomato, potato, eggplant, and lethal nightshade.
    • Belladonna or lethal nightshade, Atropa belladonna.
    • any one of several plants likened to nightshade, often considering comparable dark-colored berries.
    • A common title of several types of the genus Solanum, given esp. toward Solanum nigrum, or black nightshade, a low, branching grass with small white blossoms and black colored berries reputed is toxic.
    • A plant associated with genus Solanum, or associated with Solanace√¶ or nightshade family.
    • title of a few plants of various other orders, as under.
    • The darkness of the night.
    • A prostitute.
    • Solanum aculeatisdmum, a shrubby and prickly species with yellowish berries discovered from North Carolina to Florida and west to Texas.
    • some of many bushes or herbs or vines associated with genus Solanum; the majority are toxic though numerous bear edible fresh fruit

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