Definition of Chokeberry

1. n. The small apple-shaped or pear-shaped fruit of an American shrub (Pyrus arbutifolia) growing in damp thickets; also, the shrub.

Definition of Chokeberry

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of such a shrub. ¹

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Definition of Chokeberry

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chokeberry

choke coil
choke collar
choke collars
choke damp
choke down
choke hold
choke off
choke pear
choke pears
choke price
choke the luff
choke up
chokeberry (current term)
chokecherry tree
choked disk
choked the chicken

Literary usage of Chokeberry

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1. A Year Among the Trees: Or, The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1881)
"THE chokeberry. A SMALLER species of mespilus, familiarly known as the chokeberry, is more interesting as a flowering plant. It is a slender shrub, ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... Willd., the black chokeberry; P. floribunda, Lindl. (not Hort.), of garden origin. If the genus is held to comprise the pears and apples and no i others ..."

3. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"It was much smaller than that of the Black chokeberry, which grew here also, ... The Black chokeberry is described in the Illustrated Flora as having the ..."

4. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"(I.) I. Lower side of leaves and flower-clusters woolly; fruit red, remaining through the winter. RED chokeberry (282) — ' Pyrus ..."

5. The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1872)
"THE chokeberry. prefer to call this tree a Mespilus, after Linnaeus and Michaux, ... THE chokeberry. A SMALLER species of mespilus, familiarly known as the ..."

6. Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds, and Insects by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1897)
"The chokeberry (Pyrus arbutifolia), is indeed as unacceptable to the palate ... Damp ground is the chosen place of the chokeberry, and it is generally found ..."

7. Andorra Nurseries: Wm. Warner Harper, Proprietor, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia by William Warner Harper (1903)
"chokeberry. (L) A vigorous, densely branched shrub with good foliage. ... Black chokeberry. (M) Similar to the foregoing, but with deep glossy black fruits. ..."

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