Definition of enchanter's nightshade in English:

enchanter's nightshade

Syllabification: en·chant·er's night·shade


  • A woodland plant with small white flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, native to Eurasia and North America.
    • Genus Circaea, family Onagraceae: several species, including C. quadrisulcata and the smaller C. alpina
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    • 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.

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