serviceberry

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Amelanchier of the rose family, chiefly found in North America, having clusters of white flowers and edible red to dark purple fruit.
  • noun The berrylike fruit of this tree.

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  • noun A genus (Amelanchier) of about 25 species of small deciduous trees and large shrubs in the family Rosaceae.
  • noun the berry of this plant

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

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[service (tree) + berry.]

Examples

  • Often planted in landscapes, Juneberry, also known as serviceberry, is not common in the wilds of the five boroughs.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He includes fruits like juneberry, also known as serviceberry, shadbush or saskatoon (Amelanchier spp.).

    RutlandHerald.com

  • "Sarvis" is correctly called serviceberry, and is one of the earliest trees to bloom in the spring.

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  • "Sarvis" is correctly called serviceberry, and is one of the earliest trees to bloom in the spring.

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  • That post about my serviceberry was my 1000th post. ha.

    Wee Wonderfuls

  • Bushes of chokecherry and serviceberry crowded close under the shade of the aspens.

    Western Man

  • Bushes of chokecherry and serviceberry crowded close under the shade of the aspens.

    Western Man

  • Fall stroll with staff horticulturist Deanne Eversmeyer featuring native plants such as American serviceberry, American yellowwood, Virginia sweetspire, spicebush, fragrant sumac, native ferns and grasses. 10 a.m.

    Green Scene: The bounty of fall includes tours, lectures and workshops

  • As chokecherry and serviceberry blossoms fade into a plump, hot August, I too expect fall and then winter.

    Emma Lou Thayne: Prayers Of Longing And Thanks

  • As chokecherry and serviceberry blossoms fade into a plump, hot August, I too expect fall and then winter.

    Emma Lou Thayne: Prayers Of Longing And Thanks

Comments

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  • "I will make something of you both pigment

    and insecticide. Something natural,

    even red, like serviceberries."

    - from "Still Life, with Gloxinia" in Interior with Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy

    April 7, 2009

  • "Also called shadblow, shadbush, juneberry and saskatoon in different areas of the country" (says Horticulture Information).

    April 13, 2009