pokeroot

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

pokeroot (countable and uncountable, plural pokeroots)

  1. Pokeweed.

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)
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