- any of several shad bushes, especially the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis.
- the berry of these bushes.
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
- a city in S Saskatchewan, in SW Canada.
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Examples from the Web for saskatoon
“Ab Welsh, who was a forward with the Saskatoon Quakers was the first one,” Howe said.
His hockey skills have earned him his home and the home he bought for his folks in Saskatoon.
There was a family named Adams in Saskatoon, and they had a rink with boards, between their house and the barn.
This one was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, on the outskirts of Saskatoon, in the heart of Western Canada's wheat prairies.
Dave Carpenter is a Canadian novelist and essayist who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.Richard Ford Talks About His New Novel 'Canada'
May 31, 2012
The Saskatoon ferry was out of order, so he could not use it.
With few exceptions the southern portion of the Province from a line east and west through Saskatoon is almost flat.Canada West 1914
Constable Clisby, who was on duty at Saskatoon, was notified by wire from Dundurn station, and at once took up the recapture.
We had not heard before that Germany had asked for Saskatoon, but anyway we are glad she is not going to get it.
Board of Governors decided to fix location of university at Saskatoon, 1909.
- a species of serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia, of W Canada: noted for its succulent purplish berries
from Cree misaskwatomin, from misaskwat tree of many branches + min fruit
- 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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