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poke·weed

n :  a coarse American perennial herb (Phytolacca americana of the family Phytolaccaceae, the pokeweed family) which has racemose white flowers, dark purple juicy berries, and a poisonous root and from which is obtained a mitogen that has been used to stimulate lymphocyte proliferation .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  pig·weed 

 
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