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pokeweed

noun poke·weed \ˈpōk-ˌwēd\

Definition of POKEWEED

:  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

First Known Use of POKEWEED

1751

pokeweed

noun poke·weed \ˈpō-ˌkwēd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POKEWEED

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

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