pocan


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pocan \Po"can\, n. (Bot.)
   The poke (Phytolacca decandra); -- called also {pocan
   bush}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poke \Poke\, n. (Bot.)
   A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca
   (Phytolacca 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.
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