from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any one of the various species of Cestrum; also, the boragi-naceous shrub Bourreria succulenta.

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  • noun Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible


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