Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Solanum paniculatum, a medicinal plant of the nightshade family, much used in Brazil, especially for affections of the liver and spleen.
“There were fine specimens of various kinds of the _jua_ or _juaz_ or _jurubeba_ (solanum), a medicinal plant 5 to 6 ft. high with enormous dentate leaves -- shaped not unlike a vine leaf -- possessing upright spikes on their dorsal or mid-rib and on the veins of the leaf.”
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