- the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis.
- any of various other species of Amelanchier.
Origin of shadbush
Also called shad·blow [shad-bloh] /ˈʃædˌbloʊ/.
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Examples from the Web for shadbush
You may wake up and find it snowing—until the shadbush opens.
At the sign of the shadbush how swiftly the tides of life begin to rise!
Serviceberries they are also called, and the tree is known also as the shadbush.Trees Every Child Should Know
Julia Ellen Rogers
Above her ruddy head a shadbush bends itself, russet and white like her own woods-dress.
It is all gray boulder and brown, with a film of pale green over all, touched here and there by the dreamy white of the shadbush.
- another name for serviceberry (def. 1)
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