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shadblow

Syllabification: shad·blow
Pronunciation: /ˈSHadˌblō
 
/

Definition of shadblow in English:

noun

Another term for juneberry.

Origin

mid 19th century: from shad + blow3 (because its flowering is associated with the presence of spawning shad in the rivers).

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