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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Poke  \Poke\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  large  North  American  herb  of  the  genus  {Phytolacca}  ({P. 
  decandra}),  bearing  dark  purple  juicy  berries;  --  called  also 
  {garget},  {pigeon  berry},  {pocan},  and  {pokeweed}.  The  root 
  and  berries  have  emetic  and  purgative  properties,  and  are 
  used  in  medicine.  The  young  shoots  are  sometimes  eaten  as  a 
  substitute  for  asparagus,  and  the  berries  are  said  to  be  used 
  in  Europe  to  color  wine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garget  \Garget\,  n.  [OE.  garget,  gargate,  throat,  OF  gargate. 
  Cf  {Gorge}.  The  etymol.  of  senses  2,  3,  &  4  is  not  certain.] 
  1.  The  throat.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  diseased  condition  of  the  udders  of  cows,  etc.,  arising 
  from  an  inflammation  of  the  mammary  glands. 
 
  3.  A  distemper  in  hogs,  indicated  by  staggering  and  loss  of 
  appetite.  --Youatt. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  See  {Poke}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garget 
  n  :  tall  coarse  perennial  American  herb  having  small  white 
  flowers  followed  by  blackish-red  berries  on  long  drooping 
  racemes;  young  fleshy  stems  are  edible;  berries  and  root 
  are  poisonous  [syn:  {poke},  {pigeon  berry},  {scoke},  {Phytolacca 
  americana}] 




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