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English Dictionary: nightshade by the DICT Development Group
2 results for nightshade
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nightshade \Night"shade`\, n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.)
      A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given
      esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low,
      branching weed with small white flowers and black berries
      reputed to be poisonous.
      {Deadly nightshade}. Same as {Belladonna}
      (a) .
      {Enchanter's nightshade}. See under {Enchanter}.
      {Stinking nightshade}. See {Henbane}.
      {Three-leaved nightshade}. See {Trillium}.
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