chokecherry

[chohk-cher-ee]
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noun, plural choke·cher·ries. Chiefly Northern U.S.

any of several cherries, especially Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit.
the fruit itself.

Nearby words

  1. choke up,
  2. choke-full,
  3. choke-hold,
  4. chokeberry,
  5. chokebore,
  6. choked,
  7. choked disk,
  8. chokedamp,
  9. chokehold,
  10. chokepoint

Origin of chokecherry

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chokecherry

chokecherry

noun plural -ries

any of several North American species of cherry, esp Prunus virginiana, having very astringent dark red or black fruit
the fruit of any of these trees
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