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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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  • The sun shone behind his ears, which turned the color of chokecherry jelly.
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  • 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

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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