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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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