Choke-cherry

Definitions

  • Choke Cherry
    Choke Cherry
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Choke-cherry a name given to certain nearly allied species of cherry, natives of North America, whose fruit, though at first rather agreeable, is afterwards astringent in the mouth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from sound.

Usage

In literature:

Choke cherries had grown up, hiding the grave from view.
"Myths and Legends of the Sioux" by Marie L. McLaughlin
The bow of the plains Indian was from thirty-six to forty-four inches long, and made from the wood of the choke-cherry tree.
"Indian Why Stories" by Frank Bird Linderman
Choke-cherry ain't no good; but Black-cherry bark's awful good for lung complaint.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Elegant epicurean, he is sampling the ripening choke-cherries.
"Some Summer Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
Here and there a choke-cherry in full bloom swayed and shivered like a wraith.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
The thickets of choke cherry in hollows on Blue Ridge were favored house-building sites of woodrats.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
Among the fruit-bearing shrubs and trees are the service berry, choke cherry, Oregon grape, and elderberry.
"Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Anonymous
She supplied the doctors with choke cherries and plums.
"Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales" by George Bird Grinnell
The choke cherry's odor is not only pungent, but rank and disagreeable besides.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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In poetry:

I would live like an elf where the wild grapes cling,
I would chase the thrush
From the red rose-berries.
All the day long I would laugh and swing
With the black choke-cherries.
"The Pool" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

In news:

The six sausages on the menu (all of which come from Denver-based Continental Sausage ) are tucked inside chewy City Bakery baguettes and piled with crisp veggies, fruit, and zippy sauces ranging from choke-cherry-chipotle to barbecue.
The wooden cherries on top of the toy sundae pose a choking hazard to young children.
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