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.

1775–85, Americanism; choke + cherry Unabridged
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chokecherry (ˈtʃəʊkˌtʃɛrɪ)
n , 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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