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shadberry

[shad-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈʃædˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural shadberries.
1.
the fruit of a shadbush.
2.
the plant itself.
Origin of shadberry
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; shad (perhaps dial. shad cool spot, Old English scead shade, shelter) + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for shadberry

shadberry

/ˈʃædbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
another name for serviceberry (sense 1), serviceberry (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: perhaps so called because they appear when shad fish are in the rivers to spawn
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