Definitions of pokeweed

n perennial of the genus Phytolacca

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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