Definition of Black nightshade
1. Noun. Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible.
Generic synonyms: Nightshade
Specialized synonyms: Garden Huckleberry, Solanum Burbankii, Solanum Melanocerasum, Solanum Nigrum Guineese, Sunberry, Wonderberry
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Literary usage of Black nightshade
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1. The Stock-poisoning plants of Montana: A Preliminary Report by Victor King Chesnut, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1901)
"... alkaloid of the henbane, seem to indicate that it would not serve well as an antidote in case of poisoning caused by the plant. black nightshade. ..."
2. The Chemist: A Monthly Journal of Chemical and Physical Science (1840)
"black nightshade has long been considered as a narcotic plant, and its berries as very poisonous, having caused the death of children who had eaten them in ..."
3. The Chemist ; Or, Reporter of Chemical Discoveries and Improvements by Charles Watt (1840)
"black nightshade has long been considered as a narcotic plant, and its berries as 'cry poisonous, having caused the death of children who had eaten them in ..."
4. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Children have been poisoned by it, also FIG. 254. — black nightshade (Sola- calves, sheep, goats, and swine, but num nigrum). X J. " fortunately few cases ..."