the fruit of any service tree.
a North American shrub or small tree, Amelanchier canadensis, of the rose family, having serrate, oblong leaves, clusters of white flowers,and a berrylike fruit.
any of various other plants of the genus Amelanchier.
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How to use serviceberry in a sentence
At Heidi’s house, she looks out into the front yard at the young serviceberry trees, which arrived after her sister’s death.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’ | Holly Bailey | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Heidi chose a serviceberry tree that would eventually produce leaves that would turn a brilliant orange in the fall — her favorite color.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’ | Holly Bailey | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
He'll sit on his haunches before a serviceberry tree, bend the branches with his paws, and eat off the red fruit wholesale.Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Thickets of Gambel oak and Utah serviceberry cover many hillsides and form a zone of brush at higher elevations in the park.
A small nest of shredded juniper bark, and a few leaves of serviceberry, were found inside the log.
The woodcut began with a drawing in pen-and-ink on the plank surface of a smooth-grained wood such as pear, serviceberry, or box.Why Bewick Succeeded | Jacob Kainen
In his eyes was the vision of nest and mate, where the serviceberry thicket grew by the wide sub-arctic waters.The Kindred of the Wild | Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for serviceberry
Also called: shadbush any of various North American rosaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Amelanchier, esp A. canadensis, which has white flowers and edible purplish berries
the fruit of any of these plants
the fruit of the service tree
- Also called (for senses 1, 2): shadberry, Juneberry
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