stinking nightshade
Henbane Hen"bane`, n. [Hen + bane.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hyoscyamus} ({Hyoscyamus niger}). All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also, {stinking nightshade}, from the fetid odor of the plant. See {Hyoscyamus}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stinking nightshade — Nightshade Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinking-nightshade — juodoji drignė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Hyoscyamus niger), paplitęs Europoje, Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Hyoscyamus niger angl. black henbane; henbane; hog s bean;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stinking nightshade — noun poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine • Syn: ↑henbane, ↑black henbane, ↑Hyoscyamus niger • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nightshade — Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be poisonous.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deadly nightshade — Nightshade Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Enchanter's nightshade — Nightshade Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Three-leaved nightshade — Nightshade Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solanum nigrum — Nightshade Night shade , n. [AS. nichtscadu.] (Bot.) A common name of many species of the genus {Solanum}, given esp. to the {Solanum nigrum}, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyoscyamus niger — Taxobox name = Henbane image width = 240px image caption = Henbane regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Solanales familia = Solanaceae genus = Hyoscyamus species = H. niger binomial = Hyoscyamus niger binomial… …   Wikipedia

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