poke-berry

pokeberry

[pohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural pokeberries.
1.
the berry of the pokeweed.
2.
the plant.

Origin:
1765–75, Americanism; poke4 + berry

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pokeberry (ˈpəʊkbərɪ)
 
n , pl -berries
1.  Also called: inkberry the berry of the pokeweed
2.  another name for the pokeweed

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