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night·shade

(nīt'shād),
Any of a number of plants of the genus Solanum (family Solanaceae) and of some other genera of the family Solanaceae.
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night·shade

(nīt'shād)
Any of various plants of the genus Solanum or Atropa, many of which have medicinal or toxic properties.
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The transplanted black nightshade should be ready for harvest in four weeks.
It's rare but not impossible to have an allergy to edible nightshades. It's more common to have an intolerance to them.
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The selected counties are known to have high activities in production, marketing and consumption of African nightshade. The survey targeted farmers, local seed traders and agro vets that sell seeds from registered seed companies in a bid to collect and assess the quality of seeds that are available to farmers.
Most benign and downright tasty among aphrodisiacal nightshades is the "love apple," better known as tomato.
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Wonderberries are deep blue-black with a faint bloom, about 1/4-inch-plus in diameter, but bigger than the black nightshade. They are quite easy to grow from seed and will mature almost everywhere.
Each bed will have one of three families: Solanaceae (nightshades), Fabaceae (peas and beans), and a third family.
Based on patients' reports, the authors of this study advised a woman who had had postburn pruritus for 6 months to avoid nightshade foods (i.e., potato, tomato, eggplant, and peppers).
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