chokeberry [chōk′ber΄ē ]
pl. chokeberries
1. the astringent, berrylike fruit of certain North American shrubs (genus Aronia) of the rose family
2. such a shrub

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  • Chokeberry — Choke ber ry, n. (Bot.) The small apple shaped or pear shaped fruit of an American shrub ({Pyrus arbutifolia}) growing in damp thickets; also, the shrub. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chokeberry — /chohk ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. chokeberries. 1. the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, esp. A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry), A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry), or A. prunifolia (purple… …   Universalium

  • chokeberry — aronija statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Aronia angl. chokeberry rus. арония …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • chokeberry — noun Date: 1778 a small berrylike astringent fruit; also any of a genus (Aronia) of North American shrubs of the rose family bearing chokeberries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chokeberry — noun a) Either of two species of deciduous shrubs in the family Rosaceae, native to Russia and eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and swamps. b) The fruit of such a shrub …   Wiktionary

  • chokeberry — noun (plural chokeberries) a North American shrub with white flowers, bitter scarlet berries, and red autumn foliage. [Genus Aronia.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • chokeberry — choke•ber•ry [[t]ˈtʃoʊkˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) pln any of several North American shrubs belonging to the genus Aronia, of the rose family 2) pln their red, purple, or black berry • Etymology: 1770–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • chokeberry — /ˈtʃoʊkbɛri/ (say chohkberee) noun (plural chokeberries) 1. the berry like fruit of shrubs of the North American genus Aronia, especially A. arbutifolia. 2. the plant bearing it …  

  • chokeberry — n. (pl. ies) Bot. 1 any rosaceous shrub of the genus Aronia. 2 its scarlet berry like fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • black chokeberry. — See under chokeberry (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

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