saskatoon

[ sas-kuh-toon ]
/ ˌsæs kəˈtun /
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noun Canadian.

any of several shad bushes, especially the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis.
the berry of these bushes.

Nearby words

  1. sasine,
  2. sask.,
  3. saskatchewan,
  4. saskatchewan party,
  5. saskatchewanian,
  6. sasquatch,
  7. sass,
  8. sassaby,
  9. sassafras,
  10. sassafras oil

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 ]
/ ˌsæs kəˈtun /

noun

a city in S Saskatchewan, in SW Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for saskatoon

saskatoon

/ (ˌsæskəˈtuːn) /

noun

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

/ (ˌsæskəˈtuːn) /

noun

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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