Chokecherry
Chokecherry Choke"cher`ry, n. (Bot.) The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry ({Prunus Virginiana}); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit. [1913 Webster]

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  • chokecherry — ☆ chokecherry [chōkcher΄ē ] n. pl. chokecherries 1. a North American wild cherry tree (Prunus virginiana) 2. its astringent fruit: Also written choke cherry …   English World dictionary

  • Chokecherry — Taxobox name = Chokecherry image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Prunoideae genus = Prunus subgenus = Padus species = P. virginiana binomial = Prunus… …   Wikipedia

  • chokecherry — noun 1. the fruit of the chokecherry tree • Hypernyms: ↑fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑chokecherry tree, ↑Prunus virginiana 2. a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds • Syn: ↑chokech …   Useful english dictionary

  • chokecherry — /chohk cher ee/, n., pl. chokecherries. 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.; CHOKE + CHERRY] * * * One of several… …   Universalium

  • chokecherry — noun a) Any of several American wild cherry trees, especially Prunus virginiana The youngster loved chokecherry grows both as a bushy shrub and as a tree seldom higher than 22 feet, its branches bending with clusters of darkening red or blackish… …   Wiktionary

  • chokecherry — noun Date: 1784 a wild cherry (Prunus virginiana) of the United States and Canada having bitter or astringent red to black edible fruit; also this fruit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chokecherry — choke|cher|ry [ˈtʃəuktʃeri US ˈtʃouk ] n plural chokecherries a North American tree that produces small sour fruit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chokecherry — noun (C) a North American tree that produces small sour fruit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chokecherry — choke•cher•ry [[t]ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries. Chiefly Northern U.S. 1) pln any of several cherries, esp. Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit 2) pln the fruit itself • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • chokecherry — /ˈtʃoʊktʃɛri/ (say chohkcheree) noun (plural chokecherries) 1. any of several species of cherry, especially Prunus virginiana of North America, which bears an astringent fruit. 2. the fruit …   Australian English dictionary

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