HyperDic: nightshade

English > 1 sense of the word nightshade:
NOUNplantnightshadeany of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum
nightshade > pronunciation
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Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > nightshade: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit.
Member ofSolanum, genus Solanumtype genus of the Solanaceae
NarrowerAfrican holly, Solanum giganteumwoolly-stemmed biennial arborescent shrub of tropical Africa and southern Asia having silvery-white prickly branches, clusters of blue or white flowers, and bright red berries resembling holly berries
Jerusalem cherry, winter cherry, Madeira winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicumsmall South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamarapoisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries
black nightshade, common nightshade, poisonberry, poison-berry, Solanum nigrumEurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible
buffalo bur, Solanum rostratumNorth American nightshade with prickly foliage and racemose yellow flowers
horse nettle, ball nettle, bull nettle, ball nightshade, Solanum carolinensecoarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit
kangaroo apple, poroporo, Solanum aviculareAustralian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit
trompillo, white horse nettle, prairie berry, purple nightshade, silverleaf nightshade, silver-leaved nightshade, silver-leaved nettle, Solanum elaeagnifoliumweedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers
Broaderwoody plant, ligneous plantA plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
Spanishdulcamara, dulzamara, hierba mora, solanácea, solano
Catalandulcamara, herba móra, morella

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