A white-flowered shrub or small tree of the rose family which is often grown as an ornamental.
- Genus Amelanchier, family Rosaceae: several species
More example sentences
- Just coming into flower now, the snowy mespilus is a spectacular little tree or large bush that truly lives up to its name.
- Snowy mespilus is a wonderfully cheering site in early spring when the masses of starry white flowers cover the branches just as the new foliage with its copper tones appear.
- The Snowy Mespilus is for the larger garden nearly all species grow to a foot or more.
modern Latin Mespilus (genus name), from Latin mespilus 'medlar tree'.