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white horse nettle


a weedy nightshade with silvery foliage, and violet, blue, or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America


plant noun (plants and fungi)


white horse nettles

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Solanum elaeagnifolium [species] | Silver-leaved Nightshade | Silverleaf nightshade | Prairie Berry | Silverleaf Nettle | White Horsenettle | Silver Nightshade | Silver-leaf bitter-apple | satansbos | ...

a common weed of western North America and also found in South America. Other common names include Prairie Berry, Silverleaf Nettle, White Horsenettle or Silver Nightshade. In South Africa it's known as Silver-leaf bitter-apple or satansbos. More ... (37 of 980 words, 4 images)

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A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae -- many plants such as the tomato, potato, aubergine and the nightshades; most are poisonous. (21 of 24 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

nightshade [plant] | Atropa belladonna [species]

any plant of the genus Solanum, which has about 2,300 species, and certain other plants of the same family and other families. The species usually ... (25 of 145 words, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

nightshade | Jerusalem cherry | buffalo bur | bull nettle | deadly nightshade | horse nettle | Atropa belladonna [species]

common name for the Solanaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and a few trees of warm regions, chiefly tropical America. Many are climbing or creeping ... (25 of 433 words)


Collins Dictionary:

nightshade | enchanter's nightshade [sense-specific]

any of various solanaceous plants, such as deadly nightshade, woody nightshade, and black nightshade | See "enchanter's nightshade" (17 of 341 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


a plant related to the potato, typically having poisonous black or red ... | See also "deadly nightshade" (17 of 127 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

nightshade | Solanum [genus, sense-specific]

any of a large genus of chiefly tropical plants of the nightshade family, ... | "belladonna" (specific sense) | "henbane" | designating a large family ... (22 of 86 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)



nightshade | solanum [sense-specific] | belladonna [sense-specific, synonym]

any of a genus (Solanum of the family Solanaceae, the nightshade family) of ... | "belladonna" [sense-specific] (16 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:


Any of several plants of the genus "Solanum", such as the bittersweet nightshade, most of which have a poisonous juice. | Any of various similar or ... (25 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:


any of various plants of the genus "Solanum", especially the black nightshade or the bittersweet. | any of various other related plants, as the deadly ... (24 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

solanum | solanums [plural] | Solanum [genus]

a plant of the nightshade family, e.g. the potato or eggplant. Genus Solanum. (13 of 36 words, pronunciation)

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