- the astringent, berrylike fruit of certain North American shrubs (genus Aronia) of the rose family
- such a shrub
- Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Aronia in the rose family, native to eastern North America and having clusters of white or pinkish flowers and small red or black applelike fruit. Chokeberries are sometimes classified in the genus Photinia.
- The fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of chokeberryFrom its bitter fruit