noun Phy·to·lac·ca \ˌfītəˈlakə\

Definition of Phytolacca

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Phytolaccaceae) of mostly tropical perennial herbs or occasionally trees having a 5- to 15-celled berry — see pokeweed, umbra tree

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Origin and Etymology of phytolacca

New Latin, from phyt- + lacca lac — more at lacca

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