One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shrub of a genus that includes juneberry and snowy mespilus, typically bearing white flowers.
Genus Amelanchier, family Rosaceae
- ‘I ordered several amelanchiers by mail in 1-gallon containers.’
- ‘The weeping cherry was in full bloom, and the crabapples and amelanchiers blooming too.’
- ‘Another good choice is amelanchiers, or serviceberries, thin-skinned berries with a hint of cherry.’
- ‘Several homeowners have reported damage to their landscape amelanchiers from raccoons, who had climbed up to pick a little ripe fruit in the week of July 4, 1996.’
From French dialect amelancier ‘medlar’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.