solanaceous

[sol-uh-ney-shuh s]
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adjective

belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. sol.,
  2. sola,
  3. solace,
  4. solan,
  5. solana,
  6. solander,
  7. solanine,
  8. solanum,
  9. solapur,
  10. solar


Origin of solanaceous

1795–1805; < New Latin Solanace(ae) name of the family (Solan(um) a genus (Latin solānum nightshade) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for solanaceous

solanaceous

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Solanaceae, a family of plants having typically tubular flowers with reflexed petals, protruding anthers, and often poisonous or narcotic properties: includes the potato, tobacco, henbane, mandrake, and several nightshades

Word Origin for solanaceous

C19: from New Latin Sōlānāceae, from Latin sōlānum nightshade

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