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nightshade

  

      n  
1    any of various solanaceous plants, such as deadly nightshade, woody nightshade, and black nightshade  
2       See       enchanter's nightshade  
     (Old English nihtscada, apparently night + shade, referring to the poisonous or soporific qualities of these plants)  


black nightshade  
      n   a poisonous solanaceous plant, Solanum nigrum, a common weed in cultivated land, having small white flowers with backward-curved petals and black berry-like fruits  
deadly nightshade  
      n   a poisonous Eurasian solanaceous plant, Atropa belladonna, having dull purple bell-shaped flowers and small very poisonous black berries,   (Also called)    belladonna, dwale  
enchanter's nightshade  
      n   any of several onagraceous plants of the genus Circaea, esp. C. lutetiana, having small white flowers and bristly fruits  
woody nightshade  
      n   a scrambling woody Eurasian solanaceous plant, Solanum dulcamara, having purple flowers with recurved petals and a protruding cone of yellow anthers and producing poisonous red berry-like fruits,   (Also called)    bittersweet  
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