Indian poke

[ in-dee-uhn pohk ]

  1. a pokeweed, Phytolacca acinosa, native to southern and eastern Asia and cultivated elsewhere: all parts of the plant are toxic, but if prepared properly, the young leaves and shoots are edible.

Origin of Indian poke

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby Indian poke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024