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  • noun Plural form of pokeweed.

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Examples

  • The last page of the entire book is an American family called the Phytolaccaceae, the pokeweeds, which is on the opposite side of the hedge from the buttercups.

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  • Also, Stephen J. Tonsor of Michigan State University and Mary F. Wilson of the Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Juneau, Alaska, found that some flowering plants, such as pokeweeds (Phytolacca americana) and English plantains (Plantago lanceolata), grow faster when potted with full or half sib lings than when potted with nonrelatives.

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  • The pokeweeds are coming up where they grew last year.

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  • Some pokeweeds are also grown as ornamental plants, mainly for their attractive berries; a number of cultivars have been selected for larger fruit panicles.

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