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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae — many plants such as the tomato, potato, aubergine and the nightshades; most are poisonous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants comprehending the potato (S. tuberosum), the eggplant (S. melongena, and several hundred other species; nightshade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, type of the order Solanaceæ, the nightshade family, and tribe Solaneæ
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
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