Definition of solanaceous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsäləˈnāSHəs/


Relating to or denoting plants of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Example sentences
  • Tropane alkaloids of medicinal application, such as hyoscyamine and scopolamine are found in a limited number of solanaceous plants.
  • To date, systemin has been described for tomato only, and not even for other solanaceous plants such as tobacco.
  • In general, it is not a good practice to plant brambles immediately after solanaceous or other Verticillium-susceptible crops, such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, strawberries and other related crops.


Early 19th century: from modern Latin Solanaceae (plural), based on Latin solanum 'nightshade', + -ous.

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Syllabification: sol·a·na·ceous

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