shad berry


[shad-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural shadberries.
the fruit of a shadbush.
the plant itself.

1795–1805, Americanism; shad (perhaps dial. shad cool spot, Old English scead shade, shelter) + berry Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
shadberry (ˈʃædbərɪ, -brɪ)
n , pl -ries
serviceberry another name for serviceberry
[C19: perhaps so called because they appear when shad fish are in the rivers to spawn]

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