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(Plants) any tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant of the mainly tropical solanaceous genus Solanum: includes the potato, aubergine, and certain nightshades
[C16: from Latin: nightshade]
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Noun1.solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshadeSolanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
Solanum crispum, potato tree - hardy climbing shrub of Chile grown as an ornamental for its fragrant flowers; not a true potato
bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, poisonous nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade, deadly nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
Solanum jamesii, wild potato - erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes
Solanum jasmoides, potato vine - copiously branched vine of Brazil having deciduous leaves and white flowers tinged with blue
eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant - hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
naranjilla, Solanum quitoense - small perennial shrub cultivated in uplands of South America for its edible bright orange fruits resembling tomatoes or oranges
Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine, potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
giant potato creeper, potato vine, Solanum wendlandii - vine of Costa Rica sparsely armed with hooklike spines and having large lilac-blue flowers
Brazilian potato tree, potato tree, Solanum macranthum, Solanum wrightii - South American shrub or small tree widely cultivated in the tropics; not a true potato
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Solanum |dulcamara otherwise known as lesser nightshade
Bev Norris, via email CAROL: I'm afraid the plant is solanum dulcamara, lesser nightshade.
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adding the 20% of Date palm pollen extract to the culture medium of the in vitro sperm activation leads to an improvement of the sperm motility of human, for plants Date palm pollen extract leaded to significant positive effect on pollen germination and tube length of Solanum melongena L.
5 Table 3: Inventory of vegetables Types of vegetables cultivated Number of respondents Scientific name Common name Botanical family Abelmoschus esculentus Okra Malvaceae 48 Solanum macrocarpon Leafy eggplant Solanaceae 10 Corchorus olitorius Jute mallow Tiliaceae 112 Solanum scabrum Nightshade Solanaceae 130 Amaranthus cruentus Amaranth Amaranthaceae 131 Vernonia amygdalina Bitter-leaf Asteraceae 80 Solanum macrocarpum Eggplant Solanaceae 42 Hibiscus sabdariffa Sorrel Malvaceae 10 Types of vegetables cultivated Percentage (%) Scientific name Common name Botanical family Abelmoschus esculentus Okra Malvaceae 36.
Purple abounded, with globular allium heads bursting from their protective envelopes and one of my favourite climbers, Solanum crispum "Glasnevin", made a dramatic statement, set as a pillar on a wooden frame.
Tropical soda apple (TSA), Solanum viarum Dunal, is a perennial South American shrub in the Acanthophora section, subgenus Leptostemonum ('spiny solanums') in the family Solanaceae (Nee 1991).
During her research, the researcher had developed a high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method which is a precise, accurate, sensitive and specific method for the quantitative estimation of the glycoalkaloids in different Solanum species over a wide range of concentrations with a good recovery.
I love eating them, too, although it's probably not a good idea to eat too many because they belong to the solanum family and I feel eating any solanum can irritate my arthritis.