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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Phytolacca \Phy`to*lac"ca\, prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. fyto`n plant + It. lacca lac.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants, some of them having berries which abound in intensely red juice; poke, or pokeweed. [1913 Webster]