Definition of Potato family
1. Noun. Large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Genus Solanum, Solanum, Atropa, Genus Atropa, Genus Browallia, Brunfelsia, Genus Brunfelsia, Brugmansia, Genus Brugmansia, Capsicum, Genus Capsicum, Cestrum, Genus Cestrum, Cyphomandra, Genus Cyphomandra, Datura, Genus Datura, Fabiana, Genus Fabiana, Genus Hyoscyamus, Hyoscyamus, Genus Lycium, Lycium, Genus Lycopersicon, Genus Lycopersicum, Lycopersicon, Lycopersicum, Genus Mandragora, Mandragora, Genus Nicandra, Nicandra, Genus Nicotiana, Nicotiana, Genus Nierembergia, Genus Petunia, Petunia, Genus Physalis, Physalis, Genus Salpichroa, Salpichroa, Genus Salpiglossis, Genus Schizanthus, Genus Scopolia, Scopolia, Genus Solandra, Solandra, Genus Streptosolen, Streptosolen
Derivative terms: Solanaceous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Family
Literary usage of Potato family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"potato family. Herbs, shrubs, vines, or some tropical species trees, with alternate or rarely opposite, exstipulate entire dentate lobed or dissected leaves ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"potato family. 1805. Herbs, shrubs, vines, or some tropical species trees, with alternate or rarely opposite, exstipulate entire dentate ..."
3. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"Many of the members of the potato family are renowned among poisonous plants, the Jimson-weeds and the night-shades being those which have been most notably ..."
4. Science of Plant Life: A High School Botany Treating of the Plant and Its by Edgar Nelson Transeau (1919)
"The potato family. This family is composed of herbs and small woody plants with ... Common weeds that belong to the potato family are the nightshade, ..."