|(Bot.)||a tree (Phytolacca dioica) of the same genus as pokeweed. It is native of South America, but is now grown in southern Europe. It has large dark leaves, and a somber aspect. The juice of its berries is used for coloring wine.|
See also: Umbra
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.