solanum

/ (səʊˈleɪnəm) /

noun

any tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant of the mainly tropical solanaceous genus Solanum: includes the potato, aubergine, and certain nightshades

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Word Origin for solanum

C16: from Latin: nightshade
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