shadberry


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to shadberry: Amelanchier, serviceberry, shadbush

shad·ber·ry

 (shăd′bĕr′ē)
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

shadberry

(ˈʃædbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Plants) another name for serviceberry1, serviceberry2
[C19: perhaps so called because they appear when shad fish are in the rivers to spawn]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shadberry - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
But I'm right there with her, in the middle of midlife bliss, savoring each delectable beach pea, shadberry, and jewelweed before heading back to Manhattan, transformed and renewed.
Among them are shadberry, hawthorn, pin cherry and aspen.
The selective favoring can extend to species of no timber value; shadberry and dogwood, for example, over striped maple and beech suckers.