PhytolaccaPhy`to*lac"ca\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? plant + It. lacca lac.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants, some of them having berries which abound in intensely red juice; poke, or pokeweed.
|type genus of Phytolaccaceae: pokeweed|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|