bittersweet nightshade


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bittersweet nightshade

n.
A poisonous climbing or trailing plant (Solanum dulcamara) native to Eurasia and a widespread weed in North America, having violet flowers with recurved corolla lobes and red berries. Also called bittersweet, deadly nightshade.

[After the roots and stems, which are said to taste bitter, then sweet when chewed.]
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Noun1.bittersweet nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berriesbittersweet nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
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However, a common weed of our area, bittersweet nightshade (Solanium ducamara), can carry late blight over winter.