saskatoon

saskatoon

[sas-kuh-toon]

Origin:
1790–1800; < Cree misa·skwato·min saskatoon berry, derivative of misa·skwat saskatoon bush (literally, that which is solid wood), with -min berry

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Saskatoon

[sas-kuh-toon]
noun
a city in S Saskatchewan, in SW Canada.
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saskatoon (ˌsæskəˈtuːn)
 
n
a species of serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia, of W Canada: noted for its succulent purplish berries
 
[from Cree misaskwatomin, from misaskwat tree of many branches + min fruit]

Saskatoon (ˌsæskəˈtuːn)
 
n
a city in W Canada, in S Saskatchewan on the South Saskatchewan River: oil refining; university (1907). Pop: 196 816 (2001)

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