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noun
a common weed, Solanum nigrum, of the nightshade family, having poisonous leaves, white flowers, and black edible berries.
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Origin of black nightshade

First recorded in 1810–20
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black nightshade

noun
a poisonous solanaceous plant, Solanum nigrum, a common weed in cultivated land, having small white flowers with backward-curved petals and black berry-like fruits
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