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chokecherry

[chohk-cher-ee] /ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i/
noun, plural chokecherries. 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
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism; choke + cherry
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chokecherry

/ˈtʃəʊkˌtʃɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -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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