chokeberry

[chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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noun, plural choke·ber·ries.

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.

Nearby words

  1. choke collar,
  2. choke off,
  3. choke up,
  4. choke-full,
  5. choke-hold,
  6. chokebore,
  7. chokecherry,
  8. choked,
  9. choked disk,
  10. chokedamp

Origin of chokeberry

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; choke + berry

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British Dictionary definitions for chokeberry

chokeberry

noun plural -ries

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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