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


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

Examples of saskatoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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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First Known Use of saskatoon


1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for saskatoon


modification of Cree misa·skwato·min serviceberry fruit

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“Saskatoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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