horse nettle

horse nettle

noun
a large, prickly North American weed, Solanum carolinense, of the nightshade family, having violet to white flowers in a few clusters.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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horse nettle
 
n
a weedy solanaceous North American plant, Solanum carolinense, with yellow prickles, white or blue flowers, and yellow berries

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