African holly

noun
woolly-stemmed biennial arborescent shrub of tropical Africa and southern Asia having silvery-white prickly branches, clusters of blue or white flowers, and bright red berries resembling holly berries
Syn: ↑Solanum giganteum
Hypernyms: ↑nightshade

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
in California : an arborescent woolly-stemmed biennial herb (Solanum giganteum) that is native to India but is grown in many warm regions as an ornamental for its large leaves with silky-white undersurface, clusters of showy blue or lilac flowers, and bright red fruits resembling holly berries

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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