- the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, especially A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry), A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry), or A. prunifolia (purple chokeberry).
- the plant that bears this fruit.
Origin of chokeberry
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Examples from the Web for chokeberry
Chokeberry, buckthorn, elder berry, and mulberry will attract birds away from blackberry and raspberry patches.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
There were thickets of aronia or chokeberry, whose flat white blossoms and reddish bark showed its kinship to the apple tree.Everyday Adventures
She afterwards discovered that the pink juice of chokeberry did very well for lips, cheeks, and gay dresses.Brave Men and Women
- any of various North American rosaceous shrubs of the genus Aronia
- the red or purple bitter fruit of any of these shrubs
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