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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Family

potato beetle
potato beetles
potato blight
potato bread
potato bug
potato bugs
potato cake
potato chaser
potato chasers
potato chip
potato chips
potato cod
potato crisp
potato crisps
potato disease
potato family (current term)
potato fern
potato fungus
potato head
potato masher
potato mashers
potato mildew
potato mold
potato mosaic
potato moth
potato murrain
potato nose
potato onion
potato pancake
potato peel

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, ..."

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