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Nightshade

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nightshade \Night"shade'\, noun [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be poisonous.

{Deadly nightshade}. Same as {Belladonna} (a) .

{Enchanter's nightshade}. See under {Enchanter}.

{Stinking nightshade}. See {Henbane}.

{Three-leaved nightshade}. See {Trillium}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nightshade

noun

1: any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit


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