so·​la·​num | \ sə-ˈlā-nəm How to pronounce solanum (audio) , -ˈlä-, -ˈla-\

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Know your ash from alder, your atropa belladonna from solanum nigrum?, "Can you pass this forest ranger exam from 1925?," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of solanum

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solanum

New Latin, from Latin, nightshade

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The first known use of solanum was in 1578

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so·​la·​num | \ sə-ˈlān-əm How to pronounce solanum (audio) , -ˈlän- How to pronounce solanum (audio) , -ˈlan- How to pronounce solanum (audio) \

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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