woody nightshade

Origin of woody nightshade

First recorded in 1570–80

Words Nearby woody nightshade

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How to use woody nightshade in a sentence

  • woody nightshade grows in quantities along this road and, apparently, all about the outskirts of the town.

    Nature Near London | Richard Jefferies
  • Then a hedgerow with woody nightshade and long blue vetch; then the green night of a little wood.

    Doctor Cupid | Rhoda Broughton

British Dictionary definitions for woody nightshade

woody nightshade

  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 fruits: Also called: bittersweet

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