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pokeweed

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noun poke·weed \ˈpōk-ˌwēd\

Definition of pokeweed

  1. :  a coarse American perennial herb (Phytolacca americana of the family Phytolaccaceae, the pokeweed family) with racemose white flowers, dark purple juicy berries, a poisonous root, and young shoots sometimes used as potherbs




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pokeweed

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noun poke·weed \ˈpō-ˌkwēd\

Medical Definition of pokeweed

  1. :  a poisonous American perennial herb (Phytolacca americana of the family Phytolaccaceae, the pokeweed family) that has stalks of white flowers, dark purple juicy berries, and a root and from which is obtained a mitogen that has been used to stimulate lymphocyte proliferation




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