pokeberry

[pohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]

Origin of pokeberry

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; poke4 + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for pokeberry

pokeberry

noun plural -berries
  1. Also called: inkberry the berry of the pokeweed
  2. another name for the pokeweed
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