horse nettle


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horse·net·tle

or horse nettle  (hôrs′nĕt′l)
n.
A poisonous North American plant (Solanum carolinense) in the nightshade family, having prickly stems, white to purple star-shaped flowers, and yellow berries.
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horse nettle

n
(Plants) a weedy solanaceous North American plant, Solanum carolinense, with yellow prickles, white or blue flowers, and yellow berries
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horse′ net`tle


n.
a large prickly North American weed, Solanum carolinense, of the nightshade family, having clusters of violet to white flowers.
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Noun1.horse nettle - coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruithorse nettle - coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States
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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Horse nettle is a perennial plant, two-feet-high, with spiny stems and leaves, and smooth, orange-yellow berries.
But Cahill doesn't have fond memories of stroking Cirsium arvense and Solanum carolinese (Canada thisles and horse nettles).