See also: pocán

EnglishEdit

 
ripe pocan berries

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Powhatan pocan[1], poughkone[2]. Doublet of puccoon.

NounEdit

pocan (uncountable)

  1. (botany) The poke, Phytolacca americana (formerly Phytolacca decandra).

ReferencesEdit

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

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