serviceberry

EnglishEdit

 
a serviceberry - Amelanchier asiatica

EtymologyEdit

From service +‎ berry.

NounEdit

serviceberry (plural serviceberries)

  1. (Europe) Several species of trees in the genus Sorbus, especially Sorbus domestica and Sorbus torminalis.
    Synonym: service tree
    1. The berries of those trees
  2. (Canada, US) Any plant of the genus Amelanchier of small deciduous trees and large shrubs in the family Rosaceae.
    Synonyms: currant-tree, Juneberry, shad-blossom, shadbush
    1. The berry of such a plant.

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