a large, prickly North American weed, Solanum carolinense, of the nightshade family, having violet to white flowers in a few clusters.
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An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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a weedy solanaceous North American plant, Solanum carolinense, with yellow prickles, white or blue flowers, and yellow berries
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