solanaceous
adjective Etymology: New Latin Solanaceae, family name, from Solanum Date: 1804 of or relating to the nightshade family of plants

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  • Solanaceous — Sol a*na ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to plants of the natural order {Solanace[ae]}, of which the nightshade ({Solanum}) is the type. The order includes also the tobacco, ground cherry, tomato, eggplant, red pepper, and many more. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solanaceous — Pertaining to plants of the family Solanaceae, or to drugs derived from them. * * * so·la·na·ceous .sō lə nā shəs adj relating to, derived from, or being plants of the family Solanaceae <solanaceous drugs> * * * so·la·na·ceous… …   Medical dictionary

  • solanaceous — /sol euh nay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants. Cf. nightshade family. [1795 1805; < NL Solanace(ae) name of the family (Solan(um) a genus (L solanum nightshade) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • solanaceous — adjective /sɒləˈneɪʃəs/ Pertaining to the order Solanaceae, which includes the nightshades …   Wiktionary

  • solanaceous — adj. belonging to the nightshade family (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • solanaceous — [ˌsɒlə neɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the nightshade family (Solanaceae). Origin C19: from mod. L. Solanaceae (plural), based on L. solanum nightshade , + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • solanaceous — so·la·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • solanaceous — sol•a•na•ceous [[t]ˌsɒl əˈneɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. pln belonging to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family of plants • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • solanaceous — /soʊləˈneɪʃəs/ (say sohluh nayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Solanaceae, or nightshade family of plants, which includes, besides the many species of Solanum, the belladonna, henbane, thorn apple, tobacco, capsicum pepper, tomato, petunia, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • solanaceous —   a. pertaining to or like a potato or nightshade plant; belonging to the potato or nightshade family of plants.    ♦ solaneous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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