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Meaning of nightshade

night•shade

Pronunciation: (nīt'shād"), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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