pokeberry

[ pohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈpoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural poke·ber·ries.

the berry of the pokeweed.
the plant.

Nearby words

  1. poke,
  2. poke around,
  3. poke check,
  4. poke fun at,
  5. poke one's nose into,
  6. pokelogan,
  7. pokeloken,
  8. pokemon,
  9. poker,
  10. poker dice

Origin of pokeberry

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; poke4 + berry

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British Dictionary definitions for pokeberry

pokeberry

/ (ˈpəʊkbərɪ) /

noun plural -berries

Also called: inkberry the berry of the pokeweed
another name for the pokeweed
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