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Noun: potato family
  1. 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
    - Solanaceae, family Solanaceae

Derived forms: potato families

Type of: asterid dicot family

Part of: order Polemoniales, Polemoniales

Encyclopedia: Potato family