Definition of Family solanaceae
1. Noun. Large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Genus Solanum, Solanum, Atropa, Genus Atropa, Genus Browallia, Brunfelsia, Genus Brunfelsia, Brugmansia, Genus Brugmansia, Capsicum, Genus Capsicum, Cestrum, Genus Cestrum, Cyphomandra, Genus Cyphomandra, Datura, Genus Datura, Fabiana, Genus Fabiana, Genus Hyoscyamus, Hyoscyamus, Genus Lycium, Lycium, Genus Lycopersicon, Genus Lycopersicum, Lycopersicon, Lycopersicum, Genus Mandragora, Mandragora, Genus Nicandra, Nicandra, Genus Nicotiana, Nicotiana, Genus Nierembergia, Genus Petunia, Petunia, Genus Physalis, Physalis, Genus Salpichroa, Salpichroa, Genus Salpiglossis, Genus Schizanthus, Genus Scopolia, Scopolia, Genus Solandra, Solandra, Genus Streptosolen, Streptosolen
Derivative terms: Solanaceous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Solanaceae
Literary usage of Family solanaceae
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1. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields ...by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"The genus Capsicum is of the family Solanaceae, which includes the tomato, ... The family Solanaceae is being revised, and may or may not either exist or ..."
2. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"... summer savory, winter savory, sweet marjoram, thyme, sage and catnip. Potato family solanaceae Tomato, potato, eggplant, peppers and strawberry tomato. ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The potato family (Solanaceae) includes the ground-cherry (Physalis), the nightshades (Solanum), ..."