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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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|Noun||1.||bittersweet nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America|
bittersweet, climbing nightshade, poisonous nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade, deadly nightshade
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit