purple nightshade


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Related to purple nightshade: common nightshade
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Noun1.purple nightshade - weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowerspurple nightshade - 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
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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Literature was a fresh garland of spring flowers, he said, in which yew-berries and the purple nightshade mingled with the various tints of the anemone; and somehow or other this garland encircled marble brows.