solanum nigrum


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solanine \Sol"a*nine\, n. [L. solanum nightshade.] (Chem.)
   A poisonous alkaloid glucoside extracted from the berries of
   common nightshade (Solanum nigrum), and of bittersweet, and
   from potato sprouts, as a white crystalline substance having
   an acrid, burning taste; -- called also solonia, and
   solanina.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nightshade \Night"shade`\, n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.)
   A common name of many species of the genus Solanum, given
   esp. to the Solanum nigrum, or black nightshade, a low,
   branching weed with small white flowers and black berries
   reputed to be poisonous.
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   Deadly nightshade. Same as Belladonna
   (a) .

   Enchanter's nightshade. See under Enchanter.

   Stinking nightshade. See Henbane.

   Three-leaved nightshade. See Trillium.
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