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So·la·na·ce·ae

(sō'lă-nā'sē-ē),
A family of plants that includes the genus Solanum (nightshade) and some 84 other genera comprising 1800 species, including belladonna, the tomato, and some potato plants.
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Solanaceae

(sō″lă-nā′sē-ē″) [L. solanum, nightshade + -aceae]
A family of herbs, shrubs, and trees from which several important drugs such as scopolamine and belladonna are derived. Tomatoes and potatoes are members of this family.
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6 TOBACCO is also a member of the nightshade family and aubergines contain a small amount of nicotine.
At the end of two weeks, eat one food from the nightshade family by itself, like a tomato or bell pepper, and watch for any reactions.
A perennial plant of the Nightshade family, potatoes are the cornerstone of what we call comfort food; it's the Gentiles' answer to chicken soup.
He also gets no dairy or egg, and nothing from the nightshade family of plants, such as potato or tomato.
Everyone at that time knew tomatoes belong to the nightshade family, and the leaves and fruit of several plants in this family can cause death if ingested.
There are also differences between the various varieties of eggplant, which is a member of the nightshade family.
The mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), sometimes called the devil's apple, belongs to the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is a relative of the tomato, potato and deadly nightshade.
Sufferers stop eating vegetables from the nightshade family - white potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant
Another night bloomer is one of the most endearing members of the Nightshade family, Brugmansia, or angel's trumpet.
Tomatoes, white potatoes, red and green bell peppers, the "hot" peppers such as chili and paprika, as well as eggplant belong to the Nightshade Family, a botanical genus called Solanaceae species.
Among the words most likely to whet our appetites or clear our sinuses is aji, also called habanero chili or shrub chili, a fiery berry from the nightshade family, as well as the active ingredient of the "salsa picante de chile habanero." This currently comes from two popular venues: "El Yucateco," a pungent red habanero pepper sauce from Merida, Yucatan, as well as the ubiquitous Tabasco Pepper Sauce produced by the McIlhenny Company of Louisiana.