saskatoon

[ sas-kuh-toon ]
/ ˌsæs kəˈtun /

noun Canadian.

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

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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

Definition for saskatoon (2 of 2)

Saskatoon
[ sas-kuh-toon ]
/ ˌsæs kəˈtun /

noun

a city in S Saskatchewan, in SW Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for saskatoon (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for saskatoon (2 of 2)

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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