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shadbush

[shad-boo sh] /ˈʃædˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis.
2.
any of various other species of Amelanchier.
Also called shadblow
[shad-bloh] /ˈʃædˌbloʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of shadbush
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; shad (see shadberry) + bush1
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  • Serviceberries they are also called, and the tree is known also as the shadbush.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Above her ruddy head a shadbush bends itself, russet and white like her own woods-dress.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • It is all gray boulder and brown, with a film of pale green over all, touched here and there by the dreamy white of the shadbush.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • At the sign of the shadbush the doors of my springtime swing wide open.

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Oh, yes, spring comes before the shadbush opens, but it is likely not to stay.

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • At the sign of the shadbush the doors of my memory, too, swing wide open, and I am a boy again in the meadows of my old home.

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The shadbush grows in wet places and its fruit is smaller and on shorter stems.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • You may wake up and find it snowing—until the shadbush opens.

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • At the sign of the shadbush how swiftly the tides of life begin to rise!

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
British Dictionary definitions for shadbush

shadbush

/ˈʃædˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
another name for serviceberry (sense 1)
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