Definition of chokecherry
: a wild cherry (Prunus virginiana) of the U.S. and Canada having bitter or astringent red to black edible fruit; also : this fruit
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The group of more than 100 volunteers planted 75 junipers, chokecherries and St. John Wort bushes recently.
By the time Sherry got there for breakfast, which was every Sunday morning, the house smelled of fresh sourdough, pancakes browning in butter and hot chokecherry syrup.
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First Known Use of chokecherry
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Definition of chokecherry for Students
: a wild cherry tree with clusters of bitter reddish black fruits
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