Examples from the Web for nightshade
Both have an eerie aspect, as if turned upside down, as has also the Nightshade.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle
Circa alpina (enchanter's nightshade), very common in woods.The Maine Woods|Henry David Thoreau
Slavery was a noxious plant, deadlier than the nightshade, and it poisoned the South.The Battle of Principles|Newell Dwight Hillis
It is the cold spirit of routine which is the nightshade of our nature.
There is no more shame or guilt connected with them than with the malaria of the swamp or the poison of the nightshade.
British Dictionary definitions for nightshade
Word Origin for nightshade
Word Origin and History for nightshade
Old English nihtscada, literally "shade of night," perhaps in allusion to the poisonous berries. A common Germanic compound, cf. Dutch nachtschade, German Nachtschatten.