chokeberry

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noun choke·ber·ry \ -ˌber-ē \

Definition of chokeberry

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

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First Known Use of chokeberry

1778


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