Meaning of saskatoon berry in English:

saskatoon berry

Pronunciation /ˌsaskəˈtuːn ˌbɛri/


  • The fruit of the shrub or small tree Amelanchier alnifolia (family Rosaceae), which is a small purple pome with a sweet, nutty flavour used as a source of food, originally by North American Indians. Also: the shrub itself, which is native to northwestern North America and has toothed, oval leaves and white flowers.

    Also called Juneberry, service-berry.


Early 19th century. From saskatoon + berry.