solanum

noun so·la·num \ sə-ˈlā-nəm , -ˈlä- , -ˈla- \

Definition of solanum

Origin and Etymology of solanum

New Latin, from Latin, nightshade


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solanum

noun so·la·num \ sə-ˈlān-əm , -ˈlän- , -ˈlan- \

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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