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chokecherry

[ chohk-cher-ee ]
/ ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i /
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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.

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Origin of chokecherry

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; choke + cherry
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British Dictionary definitions for chokecherry

chokecherry
/ (ˈtʃəʊkˌtʃɛrɪ) /

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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