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  • n. Plural form of nightshade.


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  • VAIL, Colorado - The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family (also known as the nightshades).

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • His reports of battles, and his message of comfort in times of inaction, wilted the hopes of the traitors, copperheads, cowards, and "nightshades" at home, while they put new blood in the veins of the hopeful.

    Charles Carleton Coffin War Correspondent, Traveller, Author, and Statesman

  • Not as deadly as some of the "banes" or related nightshades, this is still not a plant to tinker with: it contains a potent cocktail of alkaloids that disrupt the senses.

    Country diary: Elton, Cambridgeshire

  • Citrus seems to promote swelling, and nightshades contain psyllium alkaloids, which cause problems for some people.

    Beginning steps in how to research fruit juices for their benefits

  • Since getting fibro I've had to remove nightshades from my diet.

    On Eating Apples

  • Just wanted to leave you this note about nightshades:

    Healthy Breakfast Options - Earth's Best

  • Very beautiful photos – I might make them, as eggplants are in season down under, but will cook them a little longer as I, too, have the problem with nightshades.

    Eggplant: Itchy Mouthfeel?

  • Holiday lanterns with cutouts of capering nightshades, the lustful and mischievous sprites said to serve the old gods, hung in the windows or beside the doors of almost every establishment.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • People take to street costumed as the kings and queens of old, or as heroes from the old myths or as the nightshades who served the old gods.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • Muscular young men, usually masked as nightshades, went bare-chested through the crowds, making suggestive remarks to women and men alike, much to the merriment of all within earshot.

    Shaman's Crossing


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