Definition of Horse nettle

1. Noun. Coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States.




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Literary usage of Horse nettle

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1. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"... horse nettle. (Solatium Carolinense.) A plant well known for its orange-yellow berries. It is remarkable that a similar species is known in Brazil by ..."

2. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
"In 1867 he assured us that this insect, found by him on the horse-nettle in Georgia four years before, was the bogus Colorado Potato-bug(/5. ..."

3. Specific Diagnosis and Specific Medication by John William Fyfe, John Milton Scudder (1909)
"Solanum Carolinense—horse nettle. Solanum has been somewhat extensively employed in epilepsy, and with a success which would seem to demand a thorough ..."

4. The Carolina Medical Journal (1889)
"HORSE-NETTLE IN EPILEPSY. Dr. JL Napier, of Blenheim, South Carolina, ... I first heard of the horse-nettle aa a remedy for epilepsy during the summer of ..."

5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Prickles of Canada thistle and horse nettle ... The prickles of horse nettle (Solatium caro- ... horse nettle (Nota- mtm ..."

6. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1846)
"EWJ, (Fort Defiance, NC) The plant sent under the name of " horse nettle," is the Physalis pubescent, of the natural order ..."

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