poke·​ber·​ry ˈpōk-ˌber-ē How to pronounce pokeberry (audio)
: the berry of the pokeweed
also : pokeweed

Examples of pokeberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workers at local plants would then spray the pokeberry dye onto the fibers and prepare them for installation where ever power was needed. Darlene Cavalier, Discover Magazine, 27 Apr. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pokeberry was in 1754

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“Pokeberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pokeberry. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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