Designating a large family (Solanaceae, order Solanales) of poisonous and nonpoisonous dicotyledonous plants chiefly of warm regions, generally having a round stem, rank smell, and watery sap, and including the tobaccos, red peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, petunias, and eggplant.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Nightshade
Origin of Nightshade
Middle English from Old English nihtscadanihtnightnightsceadushade
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English nihtscada, apparently corresponding to night + shade.
Nightshade Sentence Examples
Another account relates how he poisoned himself by eating deadly nightshade, other less specific reports simply say that he died from poisoning.
Someone had been hoeing up the weeds by the path, possibly the related woody nightshade which may have been its host.
On our August 2002 trip we found several new plants, including black nightshade, pink water speedwell, water plantain and dwarf spurge.
Plants include the wild daffodil, wood anemone and enchanters ' nightshade among others.
I have substituted some healing herbs for the crushed nightshade we found in Turok's quarters.