- belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.
Compare nightshade family.
Origin of solanaceous
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Examples from the Web for solanaceous
Like other solanaceous plants, this is powerfully narcotic and anodyne.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep
Henry M. Lyman
It was not in flower, so I can not say whether it is a solanaceous plant or not.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
It does not belong to the solanaceous, but to the papilionaceous or pea family, and its flowers have a delightful fragrance.
I will show you at the house the Ramondia Pyrenaica, solanaceous with the aspect of the primrose.A Tour Through The Pyrenees
Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
- 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
C19: from New Latin Sōlānāceae, from Latin sōlānum nightshade
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