plural -s
: a weedy nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) ranging from the central U.S. to South America with silvery foliage, violet, blue, or white flowers, and a roundish berry widely used by the natives to curdle milk

called also prairie berry, purple nightshade, silverleaf nightshade

Word History


Spanish, probably diminutive of trompa horn, trumpet, nozzle, probably of Germanic origin like Italian tromba trumpet

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“Trompillo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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