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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk-cher-ee]
    • /ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk-cher-ee]
    • /ˈtʃoʊkˌtʃɛr i/

Definitions of chokecherry word

  • noun chokecherry any of several North American species of cherry, esp Prunus virginiana, having very astringent dark red or black fruit 3
  • noun chokecherry the fruit of any of these trees 3
  • noun chokecherry a North American wild cherry tree (Prunus virginiana) 3
  • noun chokecherry its astringent fruit 3
  • noun plural chokecherry any of several cherries, especially Prunus virginiana, of North America, that bear an astringent fruit. 1
  • noun plural chokecherry the fruit itself. 1

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Origin of chokecherry

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85; choke + cherry

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Parts of speech for Chokecherry


chokecherry popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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chokecherry usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chokecherry

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