Definition of Pigeon berry

1. Noun. Tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous.

Exact synonyms: Garget, Phytolacca Americana, Poke, Scoke
Generic synonyms: Pokeweed



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigeon Berry

pig sticker
pigbel
pigboat
pigboats
pigeon
pigeon's milk
pigeon-breasted
pigeon-hearted
pigeon-hole
pigeon-holed
pigeon-holes
pigeon-holing
pigeon-livered
pigeon-pea plant
pigeon-toed
pigeon berry (current term)
pigeon breast
pigeon chest
pigeon droppings
pigeon guillemot
pigeon hawk
pigeon hole
pigeon holes
pigeon loft
pigeon pair
pigeon pea
pigeon toes
pigeoned
pigeoneer
pigeoneers

Literary usage of Pigeon berry

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1. Sporting Adventures in the New World, Or, Days and Nights of Moose-hunting by Campbell Hardy (1855)
"... —The Papineau Falls—Losing a Fish—The Old Camp —A Rough Path—The pigeon berry—A Jam—River Driving—Adventure with a Bear—The Grand Falls— Camping out. ..."

2. Sporting Adventures in the New World, Or, Days and Nights of Moose-hunting by Campbell Hardy (1855)
"... Falls—Losing a Fish—The Old Camp —A Rough Path—The pigeon berry—A Jam—River Driving—Adventure with a Bear—The Grand Falls— Camping out. ..."

3. The American Journal of Horticulture and Florist's Companion (1869)
"... number of the Journal, is the common native pigeon-berry. It is an herbaceous perennial, and, in some localities, is found growing in great abundance. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"PIGEON-BERRY, or INK-BERRY. See POKEWEED. PIGEON ENGLISH. See PIDGIN. PIGEON HAWK, a small falcon (Falco columbarius), distributed throughout the northern ..."

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