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  • noun The plant Juneberry or serviceberry.

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  • 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

[From its being in bloom when shad are found in streams.]

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shad +‎ bush, its flowers traditionally being said to appear "when the shad run".

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