solanum

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Know your ash from alder, your atropa belladonna from solanum nigrum? OregonLive.com, "Can you pass this forest ranger exam from 1925?," 16 Jan. 2018 Know your ash from alder, your atropa belladonna from solanum nigrum? OregonLive.com, "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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“Solanum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solanum. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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solanum

noun
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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