serviceberry
noun Etymology: 4service Date: 1784 1. the edible purple or red fruit of any of various North American trees or shrubs (genus Amelanchier) of the rose family 2. a tree or shrub that produces serviceberries and has showy white flowers in the spring — called also Juneberry, shadblow, shadbush

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • serviceberry — [sʉr′visber΄ē] n. pl. serviceberries ☆ 1. JUNEBERRY 2. the fruit of any service tree …   English World dictionary

  • serviceberry — noun 1. any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue black or purplish fruit • Syn: ↑Juneberry, ↑service tree, ↑shadbush, ↑shadblow • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • serviceberry — /serr vis ber ee/, n., pl. serviceberries. 1. the fruit of any service tree. 2. a North American shrub or small tree, Amelanchier canadensis, of the rose family, having serrate, oblong leaves, clusters of white flowers,and a berrylike fruit. 3.… …   Universalium

  • serviceberry — noun a) A genus (Amelanchier) of about 25 species of small deciduous trees and large shrubs in the family Rosaceae. b) the berry of this plant Syn: currant tree, Juneberry, mespilus, shad blossom, shadbush …   Wiktionary

  • serviceberry — noun (plural serviceberries) 1》 the fruit of the service tree. 2》 another term for juneberry …   English new terms dictionary

  • serviceberry — ser·vice·ber·ry …   English syllables

  • serviceberry — /ˈsɜvəsbɛri/ (say servuhsberee) noun (plural serviceberries) 1. a North American shrub or small tree, Amelanchier canadensis, with a berry like fruit. 2. any of various other plants of the genus Amelanchier …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pacific serviceberry — alksnialapė medlieva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Amelanchier alnifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Amelanchier alnifolia; Amelanchier florida; Aronia alnifolia angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • saskatoon serviceberry — alksnialapė medlieva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Amelanchier alnifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Amelanchier alnifolia; Amelanchier florida; Aronia alnifolia angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • western serviceberry — alksnialapė medlieva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Amelanchier alnifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Amelanchier alnifolia; Amelanchier florida; Aronia alnifolia angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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