See under chokeberry (def 1).
the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, especially A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry) A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry) or A. prunifolia (purple chokeberry)
the plant that bears this fruit.
noun (pl) -ries
any of various North American rosaceous shrubs of the genus Aronia
the red or purple bitter fruit of any of these shrubs
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See under cohosh. black snakeroot. either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) of the buttercup family, or Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh) of the barberry family, both used medicinally. noun a plant of the ranunculaceous family, Cimicifuga racemosa, which is used as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy noun […]