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

Definition of amelanchier in English:


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