phytolacca

Phytolacca

Phy`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.
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