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 for ((Phytolacca decandra
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scoke \Scoke\, n. (Bot.)
     Poke ({Phytolacca decandra).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pocan \Po"can\, n. (Bot.)
     The poke ({Phytolacca decandra); -- called also pocan
     bush.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poke \Poke\, n. (Bot.)
     A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca
     ({Phytolacca decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries;
     -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and
     pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative
     properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are
     sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the
     berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
     [1913 Webster]

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