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hackberry

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noun hack·ber·ry \ˈhak-ˌber-ē\

Definition of hackberry

  1. :  any of a genus (Celtis) of trees and shrubs of the elm family with small often edible berries; also :  its wood



Origin and Etymology of hackberry

alteration of hagberry a cherry resembling the chokecherry


First Known Use: 1779


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