a North American plant (Phytolacca americana) of the pokeweed family, with clusters of purplish-white flowers, reddish-purple berries, and smooth leaves and stems: the roots and berry seeds are poisonous
Origin of pokeweedsee poke
designating a family (Phytolaccaceae, order Caryophyllales) of dicotyledonous trees, shrubs, and plants
Any of various tall herbaceous poisonous plants of the genus Phytolacca, especially P. americana of eastern North America, having reddish stems, elongated clusters of small white flowers, and dark purple berries. Also called inkberry, pokeberry, pokeroot.
Origin of pokeweedpoke4 + weed1.
- A poisonous North American plant, Phytolacca americana, with reddish stems, broad leaves, clusters of white flowers, and dark purple berries.