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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
    • /ˈtʃoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
    • /ˈtʃoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri/

Definitions of chokeberry word

  • noun chokeberry any of various North American rosaceous shrubs of the genus Aronia 3
  • noun chokeberry the red or purple bitter fruit of any of these shrubs 3
  • noun chokeberry the astringent, berrylike fruit of certain North American shrubs (genus Aronia) of the rose family 3
  • noun chokeberry such a shrub 3
  • noun plural chokeberry the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, especially A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry) A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry) or A. prunifolia (purple chokeberry) 1
  • noun plural chokeberry the plant that bears this fruit. 1

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Origin of chokeberry

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1770-80; choke + berry

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chokeberry popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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