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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Origin and Etymology of amelanchier
New Latin, from French amélanchier shadbush, shadberry, of Celtic origin; akin to Gaulish avallo apple, Old Irish ubull — more at apple
First Known Use: 1739
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