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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pokeweed. See garget, 5, and Phytolacca.
  • n. Locally in California, the cascara sagrada, Rhamnus Purshiana. Its fruit is eaten by wild pigeons, to whose flesh it imparts a bitter flavor.
  • n. Locally elsewhere in North America: the dwarf raspberry, Rubus Americanus;
  • n. the northwestern service-berry, Amelanchier alnifolia;
  • n. the bristly sarsaparilla, Aralia hispida;
  • n. the alternate-leafed dogwood, Cornus alternifolia;
  • n. the partridge-berry, Mitchella repens.

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