pokeberry


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poke·ber·ry

 (pōk′bĕr′ē)
n.
1. The blackish-red berry of the pokeweed.
2. See pokeweed.

pokeberry

(ˈpəʊkbərɪ)
n, pl -berries
1. (Plants) Also called: inkberry the berry of the pokeweed
2. (Plants) another name for the pokeweed

poke•ber•ry

(ˈpoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the berry of the pokeweed.
2. the plant.
[1765–75, Amer.]
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were an important food; in June and July, blackberries; in July, black cherries (Prunus serotina); in August and November, pokeberry (Phytolacca americana); and in September-October, persimmon.
Pokeberry stems are bright red come autumn and the smooth, green leaves grow alternately.