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[chohk-cher-ee] /ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i/
noun, plural chokecherries. Chiefly Northern U.S.
any of several cherries, especially Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit.
the fruit itself.
Origin of chokecherry
1775-85, Americanism; choke + cherry Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chokecherry
  • The sun shone behind his ears, which turned the color of chokecherry jelly.
  • Guidelines for efficient propagation of fruiting chokecherry.
  • Eggs are laid individually on the leaves of ash, hop tree or chokecherry.
  • The leaves of the chokecherry serve as food for caterpillars of various lepidoptera.
British Dictionary definitions for chokecherry


noun (pl) -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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