Definition of chokeberry in English:



  • 1A North American shrub of the rose family, with white flowers and red autumn foliage, cultivated as an ornamental.

    • ‘Shrubs - witch hazel, chokeberry, hydrangea, blueberry, sumac - added to the strange verisimilitude.’
    • ‘These included such hardy species as red chokeberry, buttonbush, spicebush and red twig dogwood.’
    • ‘Although we did not measure stem heights in our study, we have observed that red chokeberry is often taller than black chokeberry at this site.’
    • ‘Plant lower-growing, berry-laden shrubs, such as winterberry and chokeberry, as a bridge from the trees to ground covers.’
    • ‘Other shrubs with showy berries include viburnum species, firethorn, Aucuba japonica, barberry, cotoneaster, chokeberry and Skimmia japonica.’
    1. 1.1 The berrylike fruit of the chokeberry plant, which is bitter and unpalatable.