Definition of amelanchier in English:

amelanchier

noun

  • A shrub of a genus that includes juneberry and snowy mespilus, typically bearing white flowers.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I ordered several amelanchiers by mail in 1-gallon containers.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From French dialect amelancier medlar.

Pronunciation:

amelanchier

/ˌaməˈlaŋkɪə/