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A tree or shrub of a genus that includes the juneberries.
- ‘Another good choice is amelanchiers, or serviceberries, thin-skinned berries with a hint of cherry.’
- ‘The weeping cherry was in full bloom, and the crabapples and amelanchiers blooming too.’
- ‘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.’
From French dialect amelancier ‘medlar’.
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