from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of ornamental dicotyledonous shrubs or trees belonging to the family Malaceæ and including about 12 species widely distributed in North America, Europe, northern Africa, and eastern and South western Asia.

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

  • noun a genus of North American deciduous trees or shrubs.

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

  • noun North American deciduous trees or shrubs


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  • Fothergilla, amelanchier, styrax japonicus, paper-bark maple, viburnums of all kinds, a 'green man' from Bamberg mine's from Norwich Cathedral.


  • His flight in search of food had daily led him farther on, till he had discovered and explored the Rosedale Creek, with its banks of silver-birch, and Castle Frank, with its grapes and rowan berries, as well as Chester woods, where amelanchier and Virginia-creeper swung their fruit-bunches, and checkerberries glowed beneath the snow.

    Lobo, Rag and Vixen Being The Personal Histories Of Lobo, Redruff, Raggylug & Vixen

  • A few maples and elms, and a fine amelanchier, appear among them, relieving their monotonous character.

    Rural Hours

  • There is a tree in Savoy, called there the amelanchier, near of kin to this of ours.

    Rural Hours

  • The banks under the rocks were starred with primroses, and from the rocks themselves there hung with cotoneaster the large and graceful white blossoms of that limestone-loving shrub, the amelanchier.

    Two Summers in Guyenne

  • The Silky Leaf-cutter gathers the materials for her pots, her lids and her barricades from the following plants: paliurus, hawthorn, vine, wild briar, bramble, holm-oak, amelanchier, terebinthus, sage-leaved rock-rose.

    Bramble-Bees and Others

  • Mountains; and in the more northern latitudes these groves often consist of berry-bearing bushes -- such as wild currants, bird and choke cherries, the _amelanchier_ and _hippophae canadensis_.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • Even the botanists have given them a great variety of names, as _pyrus, mespilus, aronia, crataegus_, and _amelanchier_.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • Maples, sumachs, sourwood (Oxydendrum), liquidambar, azaleas, rowans and amelanchier all help to fuel the bonfire, together with nyssa and cercidiphyllum closer to the water - the latter infusing the air with caramel scent (if not, pick up a handful of the fallen leaves and inhale deeply). - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • (_amelanchier_), with their clusters of purplish-red fruit.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire


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