choke|ber|ry

choke|ber|ry
choke|ber|ry «CHOHK BEHR ee», noun, plural -ries.
1. the astringent, berrylike fruit of any plant of a genus of eastern North American shrubs of the rose family.
2. any one of these shrubs: »

The chokeberry…presents a beautiful sight when loaded with its bright scarlet fruit (C. T. Mohr).


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