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Of or belonging to the nightshade family.

[From New Latin Sōlānāceae, family name, from Sōlānum, type genus, from Latin sōlānum, nightshade; see solanine.]
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(Plants) of, relating to, or belonging to the Solanaceae, a family of plants having typically tubular flowers with reflexed petals, protruding anthers, and often poisonous or narcotic properties: includes the potato, tobacco, henbane, mandrake, and several nightshades
[C19: from New Latin Sōlānāceae, from Latin sōlānum nightshade]
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(ˌsɒl əˈneɪ ʃəs)

belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.
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Adj.1.solanaceous - of or relating to plants of the family Solanaceae (the potato family)
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Chino del tomate virus (CdTV) has been reported since the mid-1990s in tomato samples from Mexico (Torres-Pacheco, Garzon-Tiznado, Brown, Becerra-Flora, & Rivera-Bustamante, 1996), as well as Pepper huasteco yellow vein virus (PHYVV) and Pepper golden mosaic virus (PepGMV), infecting solanaceous crops (Garcia-Neria & Rivera-Bustamante, 2011).
Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) is an important solanaceous vegetable crop in Southeast Asia (Kantharajha and Golegaonkar, 2004; Thapa, 2010).
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absoluta prefers tomato as its host (EPPO 2005), it also attacks a number of other of solanaceous crops including eggplant (Solanum melongena L., also called aubergine), potato (Solanum tuberosum L), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L), and African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) (EPPO 2005; Brevault et al.
The edible plant zone displays the sources for Hakka food and agricultural products, the organizers said, adding, 'There are nearly 30 types of vegetable and crops, such as melons, beans, cauliflowers, solanaceous vegetables, rhizomes and leafy vegetables.'
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Drosophila pseudokorefae was collected using a banana fermented with yeast bait indicating that this species may be attracted to the odors of yeast fermentation and not only solanaceous flowers.
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