garget
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , (Phytolacca decandra)


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  • Garget — Garget, n. [OE. garget, gargate, throat, OF. gargate. Cf. {Gorge}. The etymol. of senses 2, 3, & 4 is not certain.] 1. The throat. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A diseased condition of the udders of cows, etc., arising from an inflammation of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garget — [gär′git] n. [ME < OFr gargate, throat < echoic base * garg : see GARGLE] an inflammation of the udders of cows, ewes, etc., usually caused by bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • garget — gargety, adj. /gahr git/, n. 1. Vet. Pathol. inflammation of the udder of a cow; bovine mastitis. 2. pokeweed. [1580 90; earlier, inflammation of the head or throat in livestock, appar. the same word as ME garget, gargat throat < MF gargate] * *… …   Universalium

  • garget — amerikinė fitolaka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Fitolakinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Phytolacca americana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Phytolacca americana angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • garget — fitolaka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Fitolakinių (Phytolaccaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Phytolacca). atitikmenys: lot. Phytolacca angl. garget; pokeweed vok. Kermesbeere rus. лаконос; фитолака lenk. fitolakka; szkarłatka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • garget — n. 1 inflammation of a cow s or ewe s udder. 2 US pokeweed. Etymology: perh. f. obs. garget throat f. OF gargate, guete …   Useful english dictionary

  • garget — noun An inflammation on a cows udder …   Wiktionary

  • garget — gar·get gär gət n mastitis of domestic animals esp chronic bovine mastitis with gross changes in the form and texture of the udder gar·gety gət ē adj * * * gar·get (gahrґgət) bovine mastitis …   Medical dictionary

  • garget — n. inflammation of a cow s udder (Veterinary Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • garget — [ gα:gɪt] noun inflammation of a cow s or ewe s udder. Origin C18: perh. a special use of OFr. gargate throat ; related to gargoyle …   English new terms dictionary

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