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solanaceous

[ sol-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌsɒl əˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.

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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
/ (ˌsɒləˈneɪʃəs) /

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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