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 and Etymology of huckleberry

perhaps alteration of hurtleberry huckleberry


First Known Use: 1670


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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