chokecherry tree

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Noun1.chokecherry tree - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birdschokecherry tree - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
cherry tree, cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
chokecherry - the fruit of the chokecherry tree
Prunus demissa, Prunus virginiana demissa, western chokecherry - chokecherry of western United States
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Timing is everything; many a would-be fruit picker has arrived at their favorite chokecherry tree only to find the early bird got the worm and all of the chokecherries too.
Through these challenges to legal and linguistic authority, Sethe writes herself into a text in which literacy is claimed by everyone white, including Amy Denver, the fugitive white girl fleeing the horrors of indentured servitude who nonetheless can read and translate the violence lacerated on Sethe's back as a chokecherry tree in "full bloom" (79).
A week after the production ended, we were back in Toronto where I found a chokecherry tree.
It took a while, but they eventually ended up beneath my perch in a huge chokecherry tree.
Barbara Zucker's steel tracery of a muscled back might as well be Sethe's chokecherry tree, and likewise the muscle outlines beaded onto Amelia Lavin's Tigress.
His novels written under the name Feike Feikema include The Golden Bowl (1944), about Midwest farmers; Boy Almighty (1945), based on his sanitorium bout with tuberculosis; This Is the Year (1947), another farm novel; The Chokecherry Tree (1948, revised 1961), about a boy at odds with his surroundings; and the trilogy World's Wanderer, comprising The Primitive (1949), The Brother (1950), and The Giant (1951), about a young man's search for identity from his farm home to a college like Calvin to New York and return.
And with the chokecherry tree that scars her back and memory, her feminine potential has been violently abbreviated.