black chokeberry

black chokeberry

See under chokeberry ( def 1 ). Unabridged


[chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural chokeberries.
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.

1770–80, Americanism; choke + berry Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
chokeberry (ˈtʃəʊkbərɪ, -brɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  any of various North American rosaceous shrubs of the genus Aronia
2.  the red or purple bitter fruit of any of these shrubs

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