Malabar nightshade

noun
variants: or Malabar spinach

Definition of Malabar nightshade

: a plant of the genus Basella especially : an Asiatic climbing plant (B. alba) with fleshy shining leaves and small white racemose flowers that is grown in the tropics as a potherb and in temperate regions as an ornamental vine

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“Malabar nightshade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malabar%20nightshade. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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