Origin of solanum
New Latin, from Latin, nightshade
First Known Use: 1578
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Medical Definition of solanum
1 capitalized : the type genus of the family Solanaceae comprising often spiny herbs, shrubs, and trees that have white, purple, or yellow flowers and a fruit that is a berry
2: any plant of the genus Solanum : nightshade
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