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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
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; shad (see shadberry) + bush1
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Examples from the web for shadbush
  • Plant flowering dogwoods and shadbush to provide food for over twenty species of songbirds.
  • Spring seemed to be racing up the river as dogwood gave away to lilac, and shadbush seemed to have been lost along the way.
  • The shrub layer is variable but often includes shadbush or gray birch.
  • The name of another early bloomer, shadbush, attests to the connection of its flowering with the shad runs.
  • They are also known as shadbush because they flower when shad are spawning.
British Dictionary definitions for shadbush

shadbush

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