Definition of enchanter's nightshade in English:

enchanter's nightshade


  • A woodland plant with small white flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, native to Eurasia and the eastern US.

    • ‘The wildflowers, many of which bloom in May, include waterleaf, wild ginger, red trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, smooth and woolly blue violet, Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, and enchanter's nightshade.’


Late 16th century: believed by early botanists to be the herb used by Circe to charm Odysseus' companions.