Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The shad-bush or service-berry of North America, Amelanchier Canadensis, of the natural order Rosaceæ.
  • noun The fruit of the shad-bash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The small applelike berry of American trees of genus Amelanchier; -- also called service berry.
  • noun The shrub or tree which bears this fruit; -- also called shad bush, and shad tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several North American trees of the genus Amelanchier, having white flowers and edible, purplish fruit; or the fruit of such a tree

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
  • noun edible purple or red berries

Etymologies

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June +‎ berry, the berries typically ripening in June

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