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serviceberry

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noun ser·vice·ber·ry \ˈsər-vəs-ˌber-ē also ˈsär-\

Definition of serviceberry

  1. 1 :  the edible purple or red fruit of any of various North American trees or shrubs (genus Amelanchier) of the rose family

  2. 2 :  a tree or shrub that produces serviceberries and has showy white flowers in the spring —called also Juneberry, shadblow, shadbush



Origin and Etymology of serviceberry

4service


First Known Use: 1784

Rhymes with serviceberry

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