saskatoon

noun
sas·​ka·​toon | \ ˌsa-skə-ˈtün How to pronounce saskatoon (audio) \

Definition of saskatoon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : serviceberry sense 2 especially : a serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) chiefly of the northwestern U.S. and western Canada
2 : the fruit of a saskatoon

Saskatoon

geographical name
Sas·​ka·​toon | \ ˌsa-skə-ˈtün How to pronounce Saskatoon (audio) \

Definition of Saskatoon (Entry 2 of 2)

city in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River population 222,189

First Known Use of saskatoon

Noun

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for saskatoon

Noun

modification of Cree misa·skwato·min serviceberry fruit

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“Saskatoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saskatoon. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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