solanaceous

solanaceous

[sol-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants.


Origin:
1795–1805; < Neo-Latin Solanace(ae) name of the family (Solan(um) a genus (Latin solānum nightshade) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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solanaceous (ˌsɒləˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Solanaceae, a family of plants having typically tubular flowers with reflexed petals, protruding anthers, and often poisonous or narcotic properties: includes the potato, tobacco, henbane, mandrake, and several nightshades
 
[C19: from New Latin Sōlānāceae, from Latin sōlānum nightshade]

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