Definitions for: Solanum


[n] type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet



Webster (1913) Definition: So*la"num, n. [L., nightshade.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants comprehending the potato (S. tuberosum),
the eggplant (S. melongena, and several hundred other
species; nightshade.

Synonyms: genus Solanum

See Also: asterid dicot genus, aubergine, bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, Brazilian potato tree, brinjal, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, eggplant, eggplant bush, family Solanaceae, garden egg, giant potato creeper, mad apple, naranjilla, nightshade, poisonous nightshade, potato, potato family, potato tree, potato vine, Solanaceae, Solanum commersonii, Solanum crispum, Solanum dulcamara, Solanum jamesii, Solanum jasmoides, Solanum macranthum, Solanum melongena, Solanum quitoense, Solanum tuberosum, Solanum wendlandii, Solanum wrightii, Uruguay potato, Uruguay potato vine, white potato, white potato vine, wild potato, woody nightshade

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