huck·​le·​ber·​ry | \ ˈhə-kəl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce huckleberry (audio) \

Definition of huckleberry

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 : blueberry

Examples of huckleberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lavender, cedar, and white sage comprise the scent of a Joshua Tree candle, while the aroma-rich goods of Montana’s Glacier National Park candle includes an amalgamation of huckleberry, bergamot, balsam fir, and vanilla. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 12 Apr. 2022 There are several gravel routes to get you there, but the goal is the same: to sink your teeth into a famous huckleberry bear claw from the Polebridge Mercantile. Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2022 The menu boasts bison blueberry sausage with blue corn and huckleberry, Kickapoo chili, three sisters salad and chia berry pudding. Noah Sheidlower And Radhika Marya, CNN, 24 Nov. 2021 Our bounty was more than enough to coat our salmon dinner in a huckleberry compote — and have plenty of berries to spare. oregonlive, 8 Oct. 2021 The snacky burrata crostini ($14), meanwhile, includes diced green tomato pickles with lots of bite to them; its counterpart with duck liver pâté gets a slash of huckleberry compote. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2021 Recreating like a Montana resident isn't simply a matter of knowing the best fishing hole or the lushest huckleberry-picking spot. Ali Wunderman, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 The bakers must feature Montana and Idaho’s beloved huckleberries in a huckleberry pie-embouche pastry tower in this new episode. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 Episode three heads west to the Rocky Mountain State where Joseph and her competition will be challenged to incorporate Montana and Idaho's beloved huckleberries in their huckleberry pie-embouche pastry tower for the master challenge. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 14 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of huckleberry

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for huckleberry

perhaps alteration of hurtleberry huckleberry

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27 Apr 2022

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“Huckleberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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huck·​le·​ber·​ry | \ ˈhə-kəl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce huckleberry (audio) \
plural huckleberries

Kids Definition of huckleberry

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

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