More definitions of "poke":
- (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.
Synonyms: pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana
- (verb): Stir by poking.
Example: "Poke the embers in the fireplace"
- (verb): Make a hole by poking.
Famous quotes containing the word poke:
“I drink the five oclock martinis
and poke at this dry page like a rough
goat. Fool! I fumble my lost childhood
for a mother and lounge in sad stuff
with love to catch and catch as catch can.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)