Meaning of pokeweed

poke•weed

Pronunciation: (pōk'wēd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a tall herb, Phytolacca americana, of North America, having juicy purple berries and a purple root used in medicine, and young edible shoots resembling asparagus. Also called
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: