chokeberry

noun
choke·​ber·​ry | \ ˈchōk-ˌber-ē How to pronounce chokeberry (audio) \

Definition of chokeberry

: a small berrylike astringent fruit also : any of a genus (Aronia) of North American shrubs of the rose family bearing chokeberries

Examples of chokeberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The black chokeberry Viking greets the spring with white, apple-like blossoms, black fruit and red fall coloration. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Planning your 2020 garden? You’ll want to check out the year’s Gold Medal Plants.," 1 Jan. 2020 It’s infused with 72 percent black chokeberry too, an ingredient that works to stabilize the vitamin C and hydrates the skin. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "How I Used Korean Skin Care to Treat My Hormonal Acne," 9 Mar. 2018 For cancer patients, chemotherapy drugs have been shown to interact with herbal supplements including ginseng, echinacea and chokeberry juice. Amanda Macmillan, Time, "Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs," 24 Jan. 2018 There were chokeberry shrubs, a native plant whose tart berries can be made into jam, as well as the familiar blackberries and blueberries. Karen Matthews, The Seattle Times, "Food is free for the taking at floating ‘forest’ in NYC," 5 Aug. 2017 There were chokeberry shrubs, a native plant whose tart berries can be made into jam, as well as the familiar blackberries and blueberries. Washington Post, "Food is free for the taking at floating ‘forest’ in NYC," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chokeberry

1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Chokeberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chokeberry. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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