[ ley-dee-uhv-thuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈleɪ di əv ðəˈnaɪt /
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noun, plural la·dies-of-the-night.
a tropical American shrub, Brunfelsia americana, of the nightshade family, having berrylike yellow fruit and fragrant white flowers.
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Origin of lady-of-the-night
First recorded in 1865–70
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