Indian poke

[ in-dee-uhn pohk ]

noun
  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

1
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby Indian poke

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