Bittersweet-nightshade meaning

A poisonous climbing or trailing plant (Solanum dulcamara) native to Eurasia and a widespread weed in North America, having violet flowers with recurved corolla lobes and red berries.
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Origin of bittersweet-nightshade

  • After the roots and stems, which are said to taste bitter, then sweet when chewed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition