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huckleberry

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noun huck·le·ber·ry \ˈhə-kəl-ˌber-ē\

Definition of huckleberry

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Gaylussacia) of American shrubs of the heath family; also :  the edible dark blue to black usually acid berry (especially of G. baccata) with 10 nutlets

  2. 2 :  blueberry



Origin of huckleberry

perhaps alteration of hurtleberry huckleberry


First Known Use: 1670

Rhymes with huckleberry

actuary, adversary, airy-fairy, ancillary, antiquary, apiary, arbitrary, aviary, axillary, bacillary, beriberi, bestiary, biliary, black raspberry, Bloody Mary, boysenberry, breviary, budgetary, calamari, calamary, candleberry, Canterbury, capillary, carpellary, cassowary, catenary, cautionary, cavitary, cemetery, centenary, certiorari, checkerberry, chinaberry, cometary, commentary, commissary, condottiere, coralberry, corollary, coronary, culinary, customary, dictionary, dietary, dignitary, dromedary, dysentery, elderberry, emissary, estuary, farkleberry, February, formulary, fragmentary, fritillary, functionary, funerary, honorary, intermarry, janissary, January, lamasery, lapidary, lectionary, legendary, legionary, lingonberry, literary, loganberry, luminary, mammillary, mandatary, maxillary, medullary, mercenary, miliary, military, millenary, milliary, millinery, missionary, momentary, monastery, mortuary, necessary, ordinary, ossuary, partridgeberry, pensionary, pigmentary, planetary, Pondicherry, prebendary, presbytery, pulmonary, quaternary, red mulberry, reliquary, rowanberry, salivary, salmonberry, salutary, sanctuary, sanguinary, sanitary, secondary, secretary, sedentary, seminary, silverberry, solitary, sour cherry, stationary, stationery, statuary, subcontrary, sublunary, sugarberry, sumptuary, syllabary, temporary, tertiary, thimbleberry, Tipperary, Tom and Jerry, topiary, tributary, tutelary, Typhoid Mary, unitary, urinary, vestiary, Virgin Mary, visionary, voluntary, vulnerary, Waterbury, whortleberry, winterberry


HUCKLEBERRY Defined for Kids

huckleberry

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noun huck·le·ber·ry \ˈhə-kəl-ˌber-ē\

Definition of huckleberry for Students

plural huckleberries

  1. :  a dark edible berry like a blueberry but with hard rather large seeds




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