- any tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant of the mainly tropical solanaceous genus Solanum: includes the potato, aubergine, and certain nightshades
C16: from Latin: nightshade
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A similar formation occurs in the fruit of some species of Solanum.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
The seeds also are hairy; and the berry is wrinkled, and not of so firm a texture as in Solanum.
There are several species, all of which were formerly included in the genus Solanum.
Olea europæa, Oryza sativa, Solanum tuberosum, Vitis vinifera.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
Leaves of Solanum jasminoides, the petiole adapted for climbing.The Elements of Botany