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shadbush

[shad-boo sh]
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noun
  1. the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis.
  2. any of various other species of Amelanchier.

Origin of shadbush

1810–20, Americanism; shad (see shadberry) + bush1
Also called shad·blow [shad-bloh] /ˈʃædˌbloʊ/.
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Examples from the Web for shadbush

Historical Examples

  • You may wake up and find it snowing—until the shadbush opens.

    The Spring of the Year

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • At the sign of the shadbush how swiftly the tides of life begin to rise!

    The Spring of the Year

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • Serviceberries they are also called, and the tree is known also as the shadbush.

  • Above her ruddy head a shadbush bends itself, russet and white like her own woods-dress.

    The Joys of Being a Woman

    Winifred Kirkland

  • It is all gray boulder and brown, with a film of pale green over all, touched here and there by the dreamy white of the shadbush.

    The Joys of Being a Woman

    Winifred Kirkland


British Dictionary definitions for shadbush

shadbush

noun
  1. another name for serviceberry (def. 1)
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