Amelanchier

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Noun1.Amelanchier - North American deciduous trees or shrubsAmelanchier - North American deciduous trees or shrubs
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
Juneberry, serviceberry, shadblow, shadbush, service tree - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
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He's forgotten all I've done for him, and made on him, and goan and riven up a whole row o' t' grandest currant-trees i' t' garden
Adam was wise enough to choose a compact Provence rose that peeped out half-smothered by its flaunting scentless neighbours, and held it in his hand--he thought he should be more at ease holding something in his hand--as he walked on to the far end of the garden, where he remembered there was the largest row of currant-trees, not far off from the great yew-tree arbour.
Tommy, my lad, take care you're not shot for a little thieving bird," said Adam, as he walked on towards the currant-trees.