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pokeberry

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

poke (Phytolacca americana) +‎ berry. The first element, poke, is from Powhatan.[1][2]

NounEdit

pokeberry (plural pokeberries)

  1. Pokeweed (the plant Phytolacca americana or its dark red or purple fruit).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Charles L. Cutler, O Brave New Words!: Native American Loanwords in Current English (ISBN 0806132469, 2000)
  2. ^ Oxford Dictionary of English (ISBN 0199571120)