Definition of amelanchier in English:


Line breaks: ame¦lan|chier
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈlaŋkɪə


  • A shrub of a genus that includes juneberry and snowy mespilus, typically bearing white flowers.
    • Genus Amelanchier, family Rosaceae
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    • 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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