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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amelanchier was in 1739

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“Amelanchier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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