chokecherry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chokecherry a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
    • n chokecherry the fruit of the chokecherry tree
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chokecherry (Bot) The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry (Prunus Virginiana); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chokecherry The popular name of an American species of wild cherry, Prunus Virginiana, remarkable for the astringency of its fruit.
    • n chokecherry In mining, choke-damp; after-damp.
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Usage

In literature:

It tore aspens and chokecherry bushes out of the ground and left the yuccas hanging by their tough roots.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
The chokecherries burst into a glory of white blossoms.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
Opposite the schoolhouse was a little copse of chokecherry bushes, and we stepped in among them to watch.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Women dried corn, made pumpkin butter and watermelon pickles, and put up chokecherries.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The surrounding trees were mountain mahogany and chokecherry.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
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In news:

Salazar approves Chokecherry wind energy project.
Interior's "Authorization" of the 1,000-Turbine, Chokecherry-Sierra Madre Wind Farm in Wyoming.
FAIRBANKS — Chokecherries reward you not once but twice a year.
The chokecherries are ready in my little part of the county, and I've been making jelly and syrup.
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the site for the massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, a 3 GW wind farm proposed for southeastern Wyoming.
Interior's "Authorization" of the 1,000-Turbine, Chokecherry -Sierra Madre Wind Farm in Wyoming.
I have lived in houses with conditions ranging from swampy to dry, and chokecherries thrived in all of them.
You don't want chokecherries under-ripe because the flavor will be unpleasantly astringent.
Chokecherries are not palatable eaten out of hand, both because of the taste and the pit.
Chokecherries tend to taste very bitter, but the feeling these students got today was quite sweet.
Chokecherry Kids Dedication Video.
The Department of the Interior this week approved the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site in Wyoming as suitable for wind energy development.
Drought conditions had wildlife managers fearing increased bear conflicts, but the chokecherry crop has been good, and that is a key source of food for bears.
Sargent Fair And Chokecherry Jamboree.
KNLV radio was proud to be in Sargent for the Sargent Fair and Chokecherry Jamboree.
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