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proper noun
Solanum  n.  (Bot.) A genus of plants comprehending the potato (Solanum tuberosum), the eggplant (Solanum melongena, and several hundred other species; nightshade.

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"Solanum" Quotes from Famous Books

... and classified results of empirical observation, in distinction from scientific experiment, have furnished almost all we know about food, the medicine of health, and medicine, the food of sickness. We eat the root of the Solanum tuberosum and throw away its fruit; we eat the fruit of the Solanum Lycopersicum and throw away its root. Nothing but vulgar experience has taught us to reject the potato ball and cook the tomato. So of most of our remedies. The subchloride of mercury, calomel, is the ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... it had crossed some extensive plains, where we observed a species of solanum, the berries of which our native guides gathered and ate.* Overseer Burnett made another search this day on Coccaparra range for the wild bullocks; the party fell in with a herd but it kept at a great ...
— Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2) • Thomas Mitchell

... of the country, the common potatoe (Solanum tuberosum) has been introduced, and grows tolerably: but it does not thrive so well as at Patna, owing probably ...
— An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal • Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

... found indeed wild all over the country; but those wild plants, named maglia, produce only small roots of a bitterish taste. It is distinguished into two species, and more than thirty varieties are cultivated with much care. Besides the common species, the second is the cari, Solanum cari, which bears white flowers having a large central nectary like the narcissus. The roots of this species are cylindrical and very sweet, and are usually ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5 • Robert Kerr

... probably produces the finest colour, yet the juice of the figs will produce a red by a mixture with the species of tournefortia, which they call taheinno, the pohuc, the eurhe, or convolvulus brasiliensis, and a species of solanum, called ebooa; from the use of these different plants, or from different proportions of the materials, many varieties are observable in the colours of their cloth, some of which are ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13 • Robert Kerr

... glowing rose, fuchsia, and geranium; with snowy datura, jasmine, belladonna, stephanotis, lily, and camelia; with golden bignonia and grevillea; with purple passion-creeper; with scarlet coral and poinciana; with blue jacaranda (rosewood), solanum and lavender; and with sight-dazzling bougainvillea of five varieties, in mauve, pink, and orange sheets. Nor have the upper heights been wholly bared. The mountain-flanks are still bushy and tufty with broom, gorse, and furze; with myrtle, bilberry and whortleberry; ...
— To the Gold Coast for Gold - A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Vol. I • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Solanum" :   Solanum pseudocapsicum, Solanum nigrum, aubergine, white potato vine, Solanum wendlandii, Uruguay potato, eggplant bush, Solanum commersonii, Solanum nigrum guineese, Solanum giganteum, potato, Solanum wrightii, Solanum melongena, Solanum burbankii, Solanum macranthum, eggplant, genus Solanum, bittersweet nightshade, Solanum rostratum, Solanum elaeagnifolium, Solanum melanocerasum, potato family, Solanum tuberosum, bittersweet, climbing nightshade, family Solanaceae, woody nightshade, naranjilla, potato tree, white potato

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