nightshade nightshade  /ˈnaɪ ˌtʃeɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit

Usage(s):

  1. Chilies belong to the genus Capsicum, a member of the nightshade family that includes tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants.
  2. I Instead of nightshade, the menu included a side dish of Zizania aquatica, a species of aquatic grass known originally to Indian tribes settled around the Great Lakes.
  3. Martin Elphick, a doctor from Kent, pursued primitive medicine, treating flu with violet and willow bark, headaches with valerian root, and asthma with deadly nightshade.

News

  1. Asheville's chef Reza Setayesh on eggplant

    Reza Setayesh, chef of Rezaz in Biltmore Village, has no idea why eggplant is such an outcast among American eaters. Setayesh, who grew up in Iran, was raised on the oft-maligned nightshade.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Black Mountain News

  2. Savor & Share

    Share your favorite ways to use this member of the nightshade family for the Recipe Box of Aug. 22. Everyone who sends in a tomato recipe will receive a cookbook, so please include your mailing address and any special cooking interests; we may have a book that helps.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  • "I think that [government liaison to the team] Amanda Waller is a necessity," said Ostrander. "Ditto for Deadshot, Rick Flag, Bronze Tiger, Nightshade, and the original Captain Boomerang."
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: John Ostrander Source: MTV.com

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