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nightshade family

noun
1.
the plant family Solanaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs, and vines having alternate, simple or pinnate leaves, conspicuous flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including belladonna, eggplant, nightshade, peppers of the genus Capsicum, petunia, potato, tobacco, and tomato.
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  • Moreover, being part of the nightshade family, those seed pods are actually poisonous.
  • Maybe there's a hint of danger on this side of the nightshade family, too.
  • Roasting at a high temperature seems to sweeten this member of the nightshade family.
  • Tomatillo is a member of the nightshade family, related to tomatoes.
  • Tomato hornworms feed only on solanaceous plants, ie the nightshade family, especially tomato.

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