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scoke

[ skohk ]
/ skoʊk /
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noun

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Origin of scoke

1785–95, Americanism;< a New England Algonquian language; compare Eastern Abenaki skókimin pokeberry (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *aθko·-ka snake + *-i-min berry); cf. persimmon
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  • Poke Shoots—scoke—pigeon berry weed, and young, tender milkweed stalks may be prepared and served the same as asparagus.

    The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Young shoots of poke or scoke are sometimes served as French Chard.

    The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
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