solanaceous

adjective
so·​la·​na·​ceous | \ ˌsō-lə-ˈnā-shəs How to pronounce solanaceous (audio) \

Definition of solanaceous

: of or relating to the nightshade family of plants

Examples of solanaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gene-blocking technique, which the researchers are making freely available with the publication of the paper, could also be applied to other species of solanaceous plant such as bell peppers, chiles, eggplants and potatoes, Martin said. Katie Hunt, CNN, 23 May 2022

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First Known Use of solanaceous

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solanaceous

New Latin Solanaceae, family name, from Solanum

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5 Jun 2022

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“Solanaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solanaceous. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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solanaceous

adjective
so·​la·​na·​ceous | \ ˌsō-lə-ˈnā-shəs How to pronounce solanaceous (audio) \

Medical Definition of solanaceous

: relating to, derived from, or being plants of the family Solanaceae solanaceous drugs

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