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

pokeweed, pokeberry or pokeroot (ˈpəʊkˌwiːd)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: poke, Also called: inkberry a tall North American plant, Phytolacca americana, that has small white flowers, juicy purple berries, and a poisonous purple root used medicinally: family Phytolaccaceae
 
[C18 poke, shortened from Algonquian puccoon plant used in dyeing, from pak blood]
 
pokeberry, pokeberry or pokeroot
 
n
 
[C18 poke, shortened from Algonquian puccoon plant used in dyeing, from pak blood]
 
pokeroot, pokeberry or pokeroot
 
n
 
[C18 poke, shortened from Algonquian puccoon plant used in dyeing, from pak blood]

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Juice from the pokeberry once served as dye and ink.
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