chokecherry

[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.

Origin of chokecherry

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

noun plural -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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