American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A shrub (Amelanchier alnifolia) of northwest North America, having white flowers and edible dark purple fruit.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
- n. Canadian Prairies A shrub inhabiting western North America, Amelanchier alnifolia.
- n. Canadian Prairies The edible berry of this shrub.
- From Cree ᒥᓵᐢᑲᐧᑑᒥᐣ (misa˙skwato˙min, "saskatoon berry"), from ᒥᓵᐢᑲᐧᐟ (misâskwat, "saskatoon") + -min ("berry"). (Wiktionary)
- From Cree misaaskwatoomin, saskatoon berry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There's a neat little place called saskatoon berry”
“There may be many local or regional exceptions, such as saskatoon itself: if it were not also the name of a city, it is doubtful whether the word would be often heard outside the berry's prairie habitat.”
“August 6, 2008 at 6:32 pm saskatoon topppa da mark uvver places v…”
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“You may not have been aware that the saskatoon is to berries as the Cohiba is to cigars.”
“It was a dried spray of the blossoms of the saskatoon.”
“As he moved away, free of step and straight as an Indian, he filliped away a small budding twig of the saskatoon which one of the youths had brought in to show how the woods were answering the call of the warm sun, and which he had dandled in his fingers as he walked.”
“He had twirled in his fingers the first little spray of the saskatoon, brought in by Henri Corlier to show how the woods were answering the call of the spring.”
“Berries of the saskatoon were ripening and falling;”
“But before Tommy could decide between an automobile and an Irish mail, the goldfinches had crossed the river and were fluttering over the purple branches of the leafless saskatoon bushes, which bordered the stream.”
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