Definition of solanum in English:

solanum

noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes the potato and woody nightshade.

    Genus Solanum, family Solanaceae

    • ‘The solanum is one of two that I got in tubs when we were trying to sell the house last year.’
    • ‘In the morelloid clade, the concentrations of these compounds decrease dramatically as fruit matures, while in many members of the spiny solanums, concentrations remain high at fruit ripeness.’
    • ‘‘While it is perfectly possible to keep both alive, without going to considerable trouble come next Christmas the poinsettia won't have red leaves and the solanum will have highly poisonous berries’ she says.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

solanum

/səˈleɪnəm/