American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous North American shrub or small tree (Prunus virginiana) in the rose family, having elongate clusters of small white flowers and astringent, dark red to nearly black fruit.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of an American species of wild cherry, Prunus Virginiana, remarkable for the astringency of its fruit.
- n. In mining, choke-damp; after-damp.
- n. Any of several American wild cherry trees, especially Prunus virginiana
- n. The fruit of this plant
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry (Prunus Virginiana); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit.
- n. the fruit of the chokecherry tree
- n. a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
- From its bitter fruit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I was thinking they meant the chokecherry, which is just another one of the cherry trees.”
“The Kempels, who live in Casselton, make wine from North Dakota grown fruits such as chokecherry and rhubarb.”
“A clement breeze, overloaded with the scent of the chokecherry blossoms, eddied around me as I headed to the storage shed.”
“Bushes of chokecherry and serviceberry crowded close under the shade of the aspens.”
“I sank my teeth into a chokecherry stick against the pain.”
“As chokecherry and serviceberry blossoms fade into a plump, hot August, I too expect fall and then winter.”
“Nope but my wife has a good recipe for chokecherry dacquris.”
“Ishawooa, Will you share your recipe for chokecherry dacquris?”
“Rolls dipped in cream and chokecherry syrup sounds DELISH!”
“One memory that stands out in my mind were her delicious homemade rolls that we would dip in fresh cream mixed with homemade chokecherry syrup.”
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