nightshade

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noun night·shade \ˈnīt-ˌshād\

Definition of nightshade

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Solanum of the family Solanaceae, the nightshade family) of herbs, shrubs, and trees having alternate leaves, cymose flowers, and fruits that are berries and including some poisonous weeds, various ornamentals, and important crop plants (such as the potato and eggplant)

  2. 2 :  belladonna 1

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of nightshade

before 12th century


Medical Dictionary

nightshade

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noun night·shade \ˈnīt-ˌshād\

Medical Definition of nightshade

  1. 1:  any plant of the genus Solanum (family Solanaceae, the nightshade family) which includes some poisonous weeds, various ornamental garden plants, and important crop plants (as the potato and eggplant)

  2. 2:  belladonna 1



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