hackberry


hack·ber·ry

noun \ˈhak-ˌber-ē\

Definition of HACKBERRY

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

Origin of HACKBERRY

alteration of hagberry a cherry resembling the chokecherry
First Known Use: 1779

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