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Indian poke

[ in-dee-uhn pohk ]
/ ˈɪn di ən ˈpoʊk /
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noun

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.

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Origin of Indian poke

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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