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cherry

Nutrition
A fleshy stone fruit that has been touted as a superfood by nutriotionists due to its high concentration of anti-oxidants and anthrocyanins, which have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in rats.

Sexology
A widely used, rude colloquial term for the hymen, a membranous tissue which partially covers the vaginal orifice and is traditionally a sign of virginity; however, the hymen can be broken not only by sexual intercourse, but also by tampon use, masturbation and vigourous exercise; some women are born without one.
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For instance, the chokecherry provides a variety of foods such as wojopi, a traditional pudding; dried chokecherry patties used to make the ceremonial food, wasna; cherry juice for Sun Dances; and jam for toast and biscuits.
Less common trees include Emory oak (Quercus emoryi), Arizona ash (Fraxinus velutina) and southwestern chokecherry (Prunus serotina).
Common shrub species in green ash woodlands include chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia), American plum (Prunus americana) and western snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis).
Larvae feeding on chokecherry were more likely to continue development and produce a second generation than were larvae feeding on red maple or black ash: paper birch was intermediate in diapause induction [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
Unlike the typical stand of lodgepole pine or spruce, an aspen thicket has three or four layers of vegetation, from small trees like chokecherry and juniper down through shrubs like serviceberry, snowberry and buffaloberry to a rich understory of wildflowers, grasses and sedges.
The result is a tantalizing array of eminently edible concoctions: nettle noodles, dandelion quiche, cattail-pollen pancakes, milkweed-flower fritters, chokecherry syrup, and black-walnut toffee, to name but a few....
Black cherry, American cherry, cabinet cherry, rum cherry, whisky cherry, chokecherry, wild black cherry and wild cherry.
His novels written under the name Feike Feikema include The Golden Bowl (1944), about Midwest farmers; Boy Almighty (1945), based on his sanitorium bout with tuberculosis; This Is the Year (1947), another farm novel; The Chokecherry Tree (1948, revised 1961), about a boy at odds with his surroundings; and the trilogy World's Wanderer, comprising The Primitive (1949), The Brother (1950), and The Giant (1951), about a young man's search for identity from his farm home to a college like Calvin to New York and return.
"Spot-and-stalk hunting depends a lot on finding good berry, chokecherry, or acorn foraging areas near drainages that bears use for travel routes." He also shared one of his own archery hunting tips.
The chokecherry trees are in full blossom now, and their sweetness fills my head and heart.
virginiana or Chokecherry, and it's close relative P.