from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous climbing or trailing plant (Solanum dulcamara) native to Eurasia and a widespread weed in North America, having violet flowers with recurved corolla lobes and red berries. Also called bittersweet, deadly nightshade.
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- n. poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
After its roots, which are said to taste bitter, then sweet when chewed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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