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ser·vice·ber·ry

 (sûr′vĭs-bĕr′ē)
n.
1. Any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Amelanchier of the rose family, chiefly found in North America, having clusters of white flowers and edible red to dark purple fruit. Also called service tree, shadblow, shadbush.
2. The berrylike fruit of this tree. In both senses also called juneberry, shadberry.

serviceberry

(ˈsɜːvɪsˌbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) Also called: shadbush or shadblow any of various North American rosaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Amelanchier, esp A. canadensis, which has white flowers and edible purplish berries
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these plants
3. (Plants) the fruit of the service tree
Also called (for senses 1, 2): shadberry or Juneberry
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serviceberry - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruitserviceberry - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
shadberry, juneberry, saskatoon, serviceberry - edible purple or red berries
Amelanchier, genus Amelanchier - North American deciduous trees or shrubs
alderleaf Juneberry, alder-leaved serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia - shrub or small tree of northwestern North America having fragrant creamy white flowers and small waxy purple-red fruits
Amelanchier bartramiana, Bartram Juneberry - open-growing shrub of eastern North America having pure white flowers and small waxy almost black fruits
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.serviceberry - edible purple or red berries
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
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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Here--touching the buds on a tree--is serviceberry, named because it's one of the first wildflowers to bloom in spring, so pioneers used it in wedding-service bouquets.
I planted early fruit producers including serviceberry and American beauty berry.
Shadblow, or serviceberry, another early bloomer, was said to mark "the shad run"--the migratory fish swimming up the Hudson to spawn.
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The contract is for the removal of alien plant species in the Natura 2000 "Mites Central" (black cherry, serviceberry spicata, goldenrod, rudbekia naked) in the framework of the project "Conservation of native flora against species of plants of foreign origin in Natura 2000" refuge Wigierska "," Sandra Brda "and" Central Mites ".
Chionaspis salicis has been collected from bark and leaves of several ornamental trees including Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis L.
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A total of 2,250 pounds of seed mixture was sown and 5,260 trees, including Black Cherry, Persimmon, Button Bush, Gray Dogwood and Serviceberry, were planted.
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serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia), common chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), Rocky Mountain maple (Acer glabrum), sticky current (Ribes viscosissimum), and other deciduous species.
They like blueberry, dogwood, hawthorn, holly, beautyberry, blackgum, serviceberry and viburnum.