[ shad-boosh ]

  1. the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis.

  2. any of various other species of Amelanchier.

Origin of shadbush

1810–20, Americanism;shad (see shadberry) + bush1
  • Also called shad·blow [shad-bloh]. /ˈʃædˌbloʊ/.

Words Nearby shadbush Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shadbush in a sentence

  • The shadbush grows in wet places and its fruit is smaller and on shorter stems.

    On the Trail | Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • You may wake up and find it snowing—until the shadbush opens.

    The Spring of the Year | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • At the sign of the shadbush how swiftly the tides of life begin to rise!

    The Spring of the Year | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Serviceberries they are also called, and the tree is known also as the shadbush.

    Trees Every Child Should Know | Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Oh, yes, spring comes before the shadbush opens, but it is likely not to stay.

    The Spring of the Year | Dallas Lore Sharp

British Dictionary definitions for shadbush


/ (ˈʃædˌbʊʃ) /

  1. another name for serviceberry (def. 1)

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