Juneberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n juneberry edible purple or red berries
    • n Juneberry any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Juneberry (Bot) The small applelike berry of American trees of genus Amelanchier; -- also called service berry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Juneberry The shad-bush or service-berry of North America, Amelanchier Canadensis, of the natural order Rosaceæ. It is a bush or small tree, sometimes attaining the height of 30 feet, covered in spring with graceful white racemes, and yielding later a small berry-like pome of a deep-purple color and pleasant subacid flavor. The fruit sometimes ripens in June.
    • n Juneberry The fruit of the shad-bash.
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Usage

In literature:

Around the garden I would plant Juneberry or dogwood or any of those common native berry plants.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
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In news:

If you're not familiar with juneberries (also known as saskatoons), Cornell Extension educator Jim Ochterski hopes to change that.
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