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1. The blackish-red berry of the pokeweed.
2. See pokeweed.
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n, pl -berries
1. (Plants) Also called: inkberry the berry of the pokeweed
2. (Plants) another name for the pokeweed
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(ˈpoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the berry of the pokeweed.
2. the plant.
[1765–75, Amer.]
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