Definition of chokecherry in English:


Line breaks: choke|cherry
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəʊkˌtʃɛri


A North American cherry with astringent fruit which is edible when cooked.
  • Prunus virginiana, family Rosaceae
More 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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