Definition of Pokeweed

1. Noun. Perennial of the genus Phytolacca.




Definition of Pokeweed

1. n. See Poke, the plant.

Definition of Pokeweed

1. Noun. A poisonous North American plant, ''Phytolacca americana'', with reddish stems, broad leaves, clusters of white flowers, and dark purple berries. ¹

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Definition of Pokeweed

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pokeweed

1. See Poke, the plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pokeweed

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1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"When the pokeweed is "all on fire with ripeness," as Thoreau said; when the stout vigorous stem (which he coveted for a cane), the large leaves, ..."

2. Seed Travellers: Studies of the Methods of Dispersal of Various Common Seeds by Clarence Moores Weed (1898)
"IN many places throughout the northern states, especially in recent clearings in woodlands, the pokeberry, pokeweed, PIG. 24. ..."

3. Seed-travellers: Studies of the Methods of Dispersal of Various Common Seeds by Clarence Moores Weed (1899)
"IN many places throughout the northern states, especially in recent clearings in woodlands, the pokeberry, pokeweed, FlG. 24. ..."

4. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"... many-ovuled ovary, which in fruit forms a berry. Represented in North America by the genus PHYTOLACCA.—POKE WEED. Phytolacca decandra Linne.—pokeweed ..."

5. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1857)
"(pokeweed FAMILY.) Plants with alternate entire leaves and perfect ... pokeweed. Calyx of 5 rounded and petal-like sepals. Stamens 5-30. ..."

6. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... followed by small oblong red berries. Cult, in greenhouses from Trop. Amer., for its ornamental fruit, and native in S. Fla. 2. PHYTOLACCA, pokeweed ..."

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