black nightshade


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black nightshade

n.
Any of several annual plants of the genus Solanum, especially the Eurasian species S. nigrum, widespread as a weed, which has clusters of white, star-shaped flowers and blackish berries that are poisonous when unripe.

black nightshade

n
(Plants) 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

black′ night′shade


n.
a common weed, Solanum nigrum, of the nightshade family, having poisonous leaves, white flowers, and edible black berries.
[1810–20]
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Noun1.black nightshade - Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edibleblack nightshade - Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
garden huckleberry, Solanum burbankii, Solanum melanocerasum, Solanum nigrum guineese, sunberry, wonderberry - improved garden variety of black nightshade having small edible orange or black berries
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Black nightshade is a complex group of species found throughout much of the globe, with many similar and easily misidentified members.
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hunteri on the alternative host plant American black nightshade during the off-season and on pepper at the initiation of flowering have resulted in reduced or delayed damage by weevil larvae (Schuster 2007).
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