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woody nightshade

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  1. bittersweet(def 3).
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Origin of woody nightshade

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for woody nightshade

woody nightshade

noun
  1. a scrambling woody Eurasian solanaceous plant, Solanum dulcamara, having purple flowers with recurved petals and a protruding cone of yellow anthers and producing poisonous red berry-like fruitsAlso called: bittersweet
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