One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the genus "Aronia" in the rose family, especially (in gardening) a chokeberry.
- ‘But with an eye on health-conscious customers he is mainly reintroducing old berries and fruits like elderberries, aronia (chokeberries), gooseberries and currants, all of which are extremely high in antioxidants.’
Modern Latin, from Greek arōnia ‘medlar’.
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