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 for Solanum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solanum \So*la"num\, prop. n. [L., nightshade.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants comprehending the potato ({Solanum
     tuberosum), the eggplant ({Solanum melongena}, and several
     hundred other species; nightshade.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant;
           bittersweet [syn: Solanum, genus Solanum]

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