pocan
Poke Poke, n. (Bot.) A large North American herb of the genus {Phytolacca} ({Phytolacca decandra}), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also {garget}, {pigeon berry}, {pocan}, and {pokeweed}. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine. [1913 Webster]

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  • Phytolacca decandra — Pocan Po can, n. (Bot.) The poke ({Phytolacca decandra}); called also {pocan bush}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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