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1. A deciduous North American shrub or small tree (Prunus virginiana) in the rose family, having elongate clusters of small white flowers and astringent, dark red to nearly black fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[From its bitter fruit.]


n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of several North American species of cherry, esp Prunus virginiana, having very astringent dark red or black fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these trees


(ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i)

n., pl. -ries. Chiefly Northern U.S.
1. any of several cherries, esp. Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit.
2. the fruit itself.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chokecherry - the fruit of the chokecherry treechokecherry - the fruit of the chokecherry tree  
chokecherry tree, Prunus virginiana, chokecherry - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
2.chokecherry - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birdschokecherry - 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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In the desiccated grass of a vacant lot, a rattlesnake followed in the tracks of a Kangaroo mouse, a Fiery Searcher beetle clambered over the dried body of a dead Wood rat in the dust, and a magpie slept inside its wings on a branch of a dying chokecherry, the berries hard as dog knots.
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