from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prickly-stemmed plant (Solanum carolinense) of eastern and central North America, having purplish or white star-shaped flowers and yellowish berries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a coarse, prickly, American herb, the Solanum Carolinense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States


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