Chokeberry

Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) in wicker basket, top view

Aronia melanocarpa

Synonyms:
Aronia
Chokeberry (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

choke +‎ berry, describing the astringency of the fruits, which are inedible when raw.

Noun

chokeberry (plural chokeberries)

  1. Either of two species in Aronia, formerly and sometimes in Photinia, deciduous shrubs, native to Russia and eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and swamps.
  2. The fruit of such a shrub.

Derived terms

  • black chokeberry
  • red chokeberry
  • purple chokeberry

Translations

Further reading

  • chokeberry on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Aronia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Aronia on Wikimedia
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