saskatoon

[sas-kuh-toon]

Origin of saskatoon

1790–1800; < Cree misa·skwato·min saskatoon berry, derivative of misa·skwat saskatoon bush (literally, that which is solid wood), with -min berry

Saskatoon

[sas-kuh-toon]
noun
  1. a city in S Saskatchewan, in SW Canada.
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saskatoon

noun
  1. a species of serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia, of W Canada: noted for its succulent purplish berries

Word Origin for saskatoon

from Cree misaskwatomin, from misaskwat tree of many branches + min fruit

Saskatoon

noun
  1. a city in W Canada, in S Saskatchewan on the South Saskatchewan River: oil refining; university (1907). Pop: 196 816 (2001)
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