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 poisonous. [1913 Webster]

{Deadly nightshade}. Same as {Belladonna} (a) .

{Enchanter's nightshade}. See under {Enchanter}.

{Stinking nightshade}. See {Henbane}.

{Three-leaved nightshade}. See {Trillium}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Enchanter's nightshade — Enchanter En*chant er, n. [Cf. F. enchanteur.] One who enchants; a sorcerer or magician; also, one who delights as by an enchantment. [1913 Webster] Like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing. Shelley. [1913 Webster] {Enchanter s nightshade} (Bot.), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enchanter's nightshade — noun any of several erect perennial rhizomatous herbs of the genus Circaea having white flowers that open at dawn; northern hemisphere • Hypernyms: ↑evening primrose • Hyponyms: ↑Alpine enchanter s nightshade, ↑Circaea alpina, ↑Circaea lutetiana… …   Useful english dictionary

  • enchanter's nightshade — any of several plants belonging to the genus Circaea, of the evening primrose family, of cool and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, having white flowers. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ plant  any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Circaea,… …   Universalium

  • enchanter's nightshade — /ɛnˌtʃæntəz ˈnaɪtʃeɪd/ (say en.chantuhz nuychayd) noun any of several species of northern temperate perennial herbs belonging to the genus Circaea, especially C. lutetiana, having small white flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • Alpine enchanter's nightshade — noun an Alpine variety of enchanter s nightshade • Syn: ↑Circaea alpina • Hypernyms: ↑enchanter s nightshade …   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

  • Enchanter — En*chant er, n. [Cf. F. enchanteur.] One who enchants; a sorcerer or magician; also, one who delights as by an enchantment. [1913 Webster] Like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing. Shelley. [1913 Webster] {Enchanter s nightshade} (Bot.), a genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nightshade — /nuyt shayd /, n. 1. any of various plants of the genus Solanum, esp. the black nightshade or the bittersweet. 2. any of various other related plants, as the deadly nightshade. [bef. 1000; ME; OE nihtscada. See NIGHT, SHADE] * * * ▪ plant  any… …   Universalium

  • enchanter — n. (fem. enchantress) a person who enchants, esp. by supposed use of magic. Phrases and idioms: enchanter s nightshade a small plant, Circaea lutetiana, with white flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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