Share this entry

Share this page

chokecherry

Syllabification: choke·cher·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈCHōkˌCHerē
 
/

Definition of chokecherry in English:

noun

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.

Words that rhyme with chokecherry

daredevilry

Definition of chokecherry in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing