Definition of snowy mespilus in English:

snowy mespilus


  • A white-flowered shrub or small tree of the rose family which is often grown as an ornamental.

    Genus Amelanchier, family Rosaceae: several species

    • ‘Snowy mespilus is a wonderfully cheering site in early spring when the masses of starry white flowers cover the branches just as the new foliage with its copper tones appear.’
    • ‘The Snowy Mespilus is for the larger garden — nearly all species grow to a foot or more.’
    • ‘Just coming into flower now, the snowy mespilus is a spectacular little tree or large bush that truly lives up to its name.’


Modern Latin Mespilus (genus name), from Latin mespilus ‘medlar tree’.


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