Definition of Chokecherry

1. Noun. The fruit of the chokecherry tree.

Group relationships: Chokecherry Tree, Prunus Virginiana
Generic synonyms: Fruit

2. Noun. A common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds.
Exact synonyms: Chokecherry Tree, Prunus Virginiana
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Generic synonyms: Cherry, Cherry Tree
Specialized synonyms: Prunus Demissa, Prunus Virginiana Demissa, Western Chokecherry

Definition of Chokecherry

1. n. The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry (Prunus Virginiana); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit.

Definition of Chokecherry

1. Noun. Any of several American wild cherry trees, especially ''Prunus virginiana'' ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this plant ¹

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Definition of Chokecherry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chokecherry

choke down
choke hold
choke off
choke pear
choke pears
choke price
choke the luff
choke up
chokecherry (current term)
chokecherry tree
choked disk
choked the chicken

Literary usage of Chokecherry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings: Symposium on Fire in Wilderness and Park Management edited by James K. Brown, Robert W. Mutch, Charles W. Spoon, Ronald H. Wakimoto (1996)
"chokecherry does not grow to tree size and was therefore not represented in ... The ages of sapling-sized stems of chokecherry indicated that the stems in ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"Seeds of a free-flowering shrubby species of chokecherry which is perfectly hardy ... chokecherry. From Bozeman, Mont. Presented by Prof. JW Blankinship. ..."

3. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"Only a few aspen trees remain and the chokecherry plant depicted in the earlier photo is now represented by a handful of browse-stunted stems. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1908)
"A large-leaved chokecherry bearing large racemes of cherries in profusion. ... A very ornamental chokecherry with large, ovate, lanceolate leaves. ..."

5. Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians by Wilfred William Robbins, John Peabody Harrington, Barbara W. Freire-Marreco (1916)
"chokecherry. Bows are made from the wood. The berries are boiled and eaten or are eaten raw. The Jicarilla Apache grind the berries and make the meal into ..."

6. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1891)
"This species very closely resembles the chokecherry of the Atlantic States. Some observers, however, protest againt calling it a chokecherry, because it has ..."

7. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1894)
"... confined with poplar and chokecherry leaves failed to oviposit even after repeated trials. Along the trail previously mentioned Anthocharis ..."

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