Am·​e·​lan·​chi·​er | \ ˌaməˈlaŋkēə(r) \

Definition of Amelanchier

: a genus of shrubs and trees (family Rosaceae) with showy usually racemose white flowers and sweet edible pomes resembling small berries — see juneberry

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First Known Use of Amelanchier

1739, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amelanchier

New Latin, from French amélanchier shadbush, shadberry, of Celtic origin; akin to Gaulish avallo apple, Old Irish ubull

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“Amelanchier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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