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A plant of the nightshade family, especially a poisonous one of the genus Solanum or Atropa, such as bittersweet nightshade or belladonna.
[Middle English, from Old English nihtscada : niht, night; see night + sceadu, shade.]
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1. (Plants) any of various solanaceous plants, such as deadly nightshade, woody nightshade, and black nightshade
2. (Plants) See enchanter's nightshade
[Old English nihtscada, apparently night + shade, referring to the poisonous or soporific qualities of these plants]
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1. any of various plants of the genus Solanum, esp. the black nightshade or the bittersweet.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English nihtscada]
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|Noun||1.||nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit|
kangaroo apple, poroporo, Solanum aviculare - Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit
ball nettle, ball nightshade, bull nettle, horse nettle, Solanum carolinense - coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States
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
prairie berry, purple nightshade, silverleaf nightshade, silver-leaved nettle, silver-leaved nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium, trompillo, white horse nettle - weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America
African holly, Solanum giganteum - woolly-stemmed biennial arborescent shrub of tropical Africa and southern Asia having silvery-white prickly branches, clusters of blue or white flowers, and bright red berries resembling holly berries
black nightshade, common nightshade, poisonberry, poison-berry, Solanum nigrum - Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible
Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum, winter cherry - small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
buffalo bur, Solanum rostratum - North American nightshade with prickly foliage and racemose yellow flowers
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
nightshade[ˈnaɪtʃeɪd] n (also deadly nightshade) → belladone fnight shelter n → asile m de nuitnight shift n
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Nachtschatten m ? deadly nightshade
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
nightshade[ˈnaɪtˌʃeɪd] n (Bot) deadly nightshade → belladonna
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995