Definition of amelanchier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaməˌlant(SH)ē(ə)r/


A tree or shrub of a genus that includes the juneberries.
  • Genus Amelanchier, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • Another good choice is amelanchiers, or serviceberries, thin-skinned berries with a hint of cherry.
  • The weeping cherry was in full bloom, and the crabapples and amelanchiers blooming too.
  • I ordered several amelanchiers by mail in 1-gallon containers.


From French dialect amelancier 'medlar'.

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Syllabification: am·e·lan·chi·er

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