shadblow


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shad·blow

 (shăd′blō′)

shadblow

(ˈʃædˌbləʊ)
n
(Plants) another name for serviceberry1
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Noun1.shadblow - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruitshadblow - 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
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Shadblow, or serviceberry, another early bloomer, was said to mark "the shad run"--the migratory fish swimming up the Hudson to spawn.
Serviceberry, also known in this area as Shadblow, Shadbush, or Juneberry, is a member of the genus Amelanchier.
HAYDEN CARRUTH'S most recent books are Beside the Shadblow Tree (1999) and Reluctantly (1998).