Definition of chokecherry in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈCHōkˌCHerē/


A North American cherry with an edible astringent fruit that is more palatable when cooked.
  • Prunus virginiana, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • They picked wild service berries, choke cherries, and buffalo or bull berries in the fall, and gathered the bark of the cottonwood tree, enjoying its sweet interior.
  • Astringency is removed by cooking, and choke cherries make tasty pie-fillings, sauces and wine.
  • Picking choke cherries is easy, because they grow in big clusters and your bucket will fill up fast.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.