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Poke-weed definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PO'KE-WEED, n. The popular name of a plant of the genus Phytolacca, otherwise called cocum and garget; a native of N. America. As a medicine, it has emetic and cathartic qualities, and has had some reputation as a remedy for rheumatism. It was formerly called in Virginia, pocan.
POKE, v.t.
1. Properly, to thrust; hence, to feel or search for with a long instrument.
2. To thrust at with the horns, as an ox; a popular use of the word in New England. And intransitively, to poke at, is to thrust the horns at.
POKE, n. In New England, a machine to prevent unruly beasts from leaping fences, consisting of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointing forward.
POKE, v.t. To put a poke on; a, to polk an ox.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See poke.




 


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