: a coarse prickly weed (Solanum carolinense) of the nightshade family with bright yellow fruit resembling berries
Examples of horse nettle in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe horse nettle fruits and most other parts of the plant are poisonous to varying degrees from the toxic alkaloid solanine.
Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 13 Aug. 2019
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