Meaning of chokecherry in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʃəʊkˌtʃɛri/


  • A North American cherry with astringent fruit which is edible when cooked.

    Prunus virginiana, family Rosaceae

    ‘They picked wild service berries, choke cherries, and buffalo or bull berries in the fall, and gathered the bark of the cottonwood tree, enjoying its sweet interior.’
    • ‘Astringency is removed by cooking, and choke cherries make tasty pie-fillings, sauces and wine.’
    • ‘Picking choke cherries is easy, because they grow in big clusters and your bucket will fill up fast.’
    • ‘Over the past two years, the prototype harvester has also been tested in saskatoons and choke cherries.’
    • ‘The small black cherries resemble choke cherry fruits & just like choke cherries are inaccurately regarded as toxic, or have been mistaken for toxic because true laurels are toxic.’
    • ‘Any help greatly appreciated, especially since the choke cherries are out of the freezer and totally defrosted now!’
    • ‘We hand pick choke cherries, cook them down, remove the seeds and skins, and use the pulp to create this tasty jam.’
    • ‘They hang out where it is cool, usually near water in the early fall, and eat choke cherries and berries where they can.’
    • ‘It's also known as choke cherry because of the bitterness of the berries.’
    • ‘The choke cherries are too puckery to be eaten raw.’