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woody nightshade

bittersweet (def 3).
Origin of woody nightshade
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then a hedgerow with woody nightshade and long blue vetch; then the green night of a little wood.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • woody nightshade grows in quantities along this road and, apparently, all about the outskirts of the town.

    Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for woody nightshade

woody nightshade

a scrambling woody Eurasian solanaceous plant, Solanum dulcamara, having purple flowers with recurved petals and a protruding cone of yellow anthers and producing poisonous red berry-like fruits Also called bittersweet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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