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nightshade


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nightshade  \Night"shade`\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nightshade 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  shrubs  or  herbs  or  vines  of  the  genus 
  Solanum;  most  are  poisonous  though  many  bear  edible  fruit 




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