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solanaceous

[sol-uh-ney-shuh s]
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  1. belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.

Origin of solanaceous

1795–1805; < New Latin Solanace(ae) name of the family (Solan(um) a genus (Latin solānum nightshade) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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solanaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Solanaceae, a family of plants having typically tubular flowers with reflexed petals, protruding anthers, and often poisonous or narcotic properties: includes the potato, tobacco, henbane, mandrake, and several nightshades

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Sōlānāceae, from Latin sōlānum nightshade
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