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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-vis-ber-ee]
    • /ˈsɜr vɪsˌbɛr i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-vis-ber-ee]
    • /ˈsɜr vɪsˌbɛr i/

Definitions of serviceberry word

  • noun plural serviceberry the fruit of any service tree. 1
  • noun plural serviceberry a North American shrub or small tree, Amelanchier canadensis, of the rose family, having serrate, oblong leaves, clusters of white flowers,and a berrylike fruit. 1
  • noun plural serviceberry any of various other plants of the genus Amelanchier. 1
  • noun serviceberry any of various North American rosaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Amelanchier, esp A. canadensis, which has white flowers and edible purplish berries 0
  • noun serviceberry the fruit of any of these plants 0
  • noun serviceberry the fruit of the service tree 0

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Origin of serviceberry

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85; service2 + berry

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serviceberry popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Top questions with serviceberry

  • how to prune a serviceberry tree?
  • what is a serviceberry?
  • where to buy serviceberry trees?
  • what is a serviceberry tree?

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