chokeberry

[chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural chokeberries.
1.
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)
2.
the plant that bears this fruit.

Origin:
1770–80, Americanism; choke + berry

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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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The red chokeberry is a suckering shrub with attractive, bright red fruits.
Use of aquatic and wetland plant resources is indicated by the presence of pondweed, chokeberry, and hawthorn.
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