scoke

scoke

[skohk]
noun

Origin:
1785–95, Americanism; < a New England Algonquian language; compare Eastern Abenaki skókimin pokeberry (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *aθko·-ka snake + *-i-min berry); cf. persimmon

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scoke

noun
tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous [syn: poke
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