Definition of pokeweed in English:
A North American plant with red stems, spikes of cream flowers, and purple berries. Also called poke3, inkberry.
- Phytolacca americana, family Phytolaccaceae
- Chewing insects can spread the disease from weeds as they feed, so be sure to remove all nearby pokeweed, nightshade, catnip, horsenettle and motherwort.
- Flea beetles also feed on many nongarden plants, including Virginia creeper, pokeweed, horse nettle, pigweed and wild mustard family plants.
- Some of the most popular berry-producing plants for bluebirds include blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, elderberry, bayberry, dogwood, juniper, Virginia creeper, sumac, pokeweed, mountain ash, and mistletoe.
Early 18th century: from poke3.
Definition of pokeweed in:
- British & World English dictionary
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