Share this entry

solanaceous Line breaks: so¦lan|aceous
Pronunciation: /ˌsɒləˈneɪʃəs/

Definition of solanaceous in English:


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.

Definition of solanaceous in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on solanaceous

Nearby words

More words in this category

ascus bine canker clavate cortina

Translate solanaceous

into Italian
Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
arrogantly superior and disdainful