pokeweed

Definitions of pokeweed
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n perennial of the genus Phytolacca

Types:
Indian poke, Phytolacca acinosa
pokeweed of southeastern Asia and China
Phytolacca americana, garget, pigeon berry, poke, scoke
tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
Phytolacca dioica, bella sombra, ombu
fast-growing herbaceous evergreen tree of South America having a broad trunk with high water content and dark green oval leaves
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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