pokeweed
noun Date: 1751 a coarse American perennial herb (Phytolacca americana of the family Phytolaccaceae, the pokeweed family) with racemose white flowers, dark purple juicy berries, a poisonous root, and young shoots sometimes used as potherbs

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  • pokeweed — ☆ pokeweed [pōk′wēd΄ ] n. [see POKE3] a North American plant (Phytolacca americana) of the pokeweed family, with clusters of purplish white flowers, reddish purple berries, and smooth leaves and stems: the roots and berry seeds are poisonous adj …   English World dictionary

  • Pokeweed — Poke weed , n. (Bot.) See {Poke}, the plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pokeweed — Taxobox color = lightgreen name = Pokeweed image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Phytolaccaceae genus = Phytolacca subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • pokeweed — poke·weed pō .kwēd n a coarse American perennial herb (Phytolacca americana of the family Phytolaccaceae, the pokeweed family) which has stalks of white flowers, dark purple juicy berries, and a poisonous root and from which is obtained a mitogen …   Medical dictionary

  • pokeweed — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pokeweed — poke•weed [[t]ˈpoʊkˌwid[/t]] n. pln a North American treelike plant, Phytolacca americana, of the pokeweed family, with edible shoots and juicy deep purple berries in depressed round clusters …   From formal English to slang

  • pokeweed — 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)

  • pokeweed — 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

  • pokeweed — /pohk weed /, n. a tall herb, Phytolacca americana, of North America, having juicy purple berries and a purple root used in medicine, and young edible shoots resembling asparagus. Also called pokeroot /pohk rooht , root /, scoke, garget. [1745 55 …   Universalium

  • pokeweed — noun A poisonous North American plant, Phytolacca americana, with reddish stems, broad leaves, clusters of white flowers, and dark purple berries. Syn: poke, pokeberry, pokeroot See Also: poke salad, poke salet …   Wiktionary

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