Definition of enchanter's nightshade in English:
A woodland plant with small white flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, native to Eurasia and the eastern US.
- Circaea lutetiana, family Onagraceae
- 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.
Definition of enchanter's nightshade in:
- US English dictionary
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