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 for pokeweed
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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pokeweed \Poke"weed`\, n. (Bot.)
     See Poke, the plant.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pokeweed
      n 1: perennial of the genus Phytolacca

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