sas·​ka·​toon ˌsa-skə-ˈtün How to pronounce saskatoon (audio)
: serviceberry sense 2
especially : a serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) chiefly of the northwestern U.S. and western Canada
: the fruit of a saskatoon

Examples of saskatoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Fab Five feasted on plants gathered in season from the wild — skunk cabbage, saskatoon berries and dandelions — plus fish, moose and deer. New York Times, 23 July 2021

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Word History


modification of Cree misa·skwato·min serviceberry fruit

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of saskatoon was in 1810

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“Saskatoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Sas·​ka·​toon ˌsa-skə-ˈtün How to pronounce Saskatoon (audio)
city in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River population 222,189

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