Definition of chokecherry in English:

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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.

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Syllabification: choke·cher·ry

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