solanum


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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