Serviceberry definition

sûrvĭs-bĕrē
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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.
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The berrylike fruit of this tree.
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The fruit of any service tree.
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Any plant of the genus Amelanchier of small deciduous trees and large shrubs in the family Rosaceae.
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The berry of such a plant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
serviceberry
Plural:
serviceberries

Origin of serviceberry

  • service (tree) berry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From service (“an alteration of Sorbus, a genus with a similar berry") +"Ž berry

    From Wiktionary