chokecherry

chokecherry
noun
1. the fruit of the chokecherry tree
Hypernyms: ↑fruit
Part Holonyms: ↑chokecherry tree, ↑Prunus virginiana
2. a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
Hypernyms: ↑cherry, ↑cherry tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Prunus, ↑genus Prunus

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  • Chokecherry — Choke cher ry, n. (Bot.) The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry ({Prunus Virginiana}); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chokecherry — ☆ chokecherry [chōkcher΄ē ] n. pl. chokecherries 1. a North American wild cherry tree (Prunus virginiana) 2. its astringent fruit: Also written choke cherry …   English World dictionary

  • Chokecherry — Taxobox name = Chokecherry image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Prunoideae genus = Prunus subgenus = Padus species = P. virginiana binomial = Prunus… …   Wikipedia

  • chokecherry — /chohk cher ee/, n., pl. chokecherries. Chiefly Northern U.S. 1. any of several cherries, esp. Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit. 2. the fruit itself. [1775 85, Amer.; CHOKE + CHERRY] * * * One of several… …   Universalium

  • chokecherry — noun a) Any of several American wild cherry trees, especially Prunus virginiana The youngster loved chokecherry grows both as a bushy shrub and as a tree seldom higher than 22 feet, its branches bending with clusters of darkening red or blackish… …   Wiktionary

  • Chokecherry Lake — ist der Name mehrerer Seen in den Vereinigten Staaten: Chokecherry Lake (Michigan) Chokecherry Lake (Minnesota) Chokecherry Lake (Nebraska) Chokecherry Lake (North Dakota) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chokecherry tree — noun a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds • Syn: ↑chokecherry, ↑Prunus virginiana • Hypernyms: ↑cherry, ↑cherry tree • Hyponyms: ↑western chokecherry, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chokecherry — noun Date: 1784 a wild cherry (Prunus virginiana) of the United States and Canada having bitter or astringent red to black edible fruit; also this fruit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chokecherry — choke|cher|ry [ˈtʃəuktʃeri US ˈtʃouk ] n plural chokecherries a North American tree that produces small sour fruit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chokecherry — noun (C) a North American tree that produces small sour fruit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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