[ chohk-cher-ee ]

noun,plural choke·cher·ries.Chiefly Northern U.S.
  1. any of several cherries, especially Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit.

  2. the fruit itself.

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Origin of chokecherry

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; choke + cherry

Words Nearby chokecherry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for chokecherry


/ (ˈtʃəʊkˌtʃɛrɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. any of several North American species of cherry, esp Prunus virginiana, having very astringent dark red or black fruit

  2. the fruit of any of these trees

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