Definition for NIGHT'SHADE

NIGHT'SHADE, n. [Sax. nihtscada.]

A plant of the genus Solanum. The deadly nightshade is of the genus Atropa the American nightshade of the genus Phytolacca; the bastard nightshade of the genus Rivina; the enchanter's nightshade of the genus Circ├Ža; the Malabar nightshade of the genus Basella; and the three-leaved shade of the genus Trillium. Fam. of Plants.

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