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

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Or come in for dinner where chef Stephane Voitzwinkler will prepare roasted Maple Leaf Farm duck with long bean almondine and fresh huckleberries. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 Katsumura weaves these bundles into a wreath with fried and pickled mushrooms, toasted kale, and pickled huckleberries, the delicate fruit leaching deep purple swirls into the sauce, a classic beurre monté fortified with kombu oil. Adam Erace, Fortune, "Review: The Food at Chicago’s Yūgen Is Delightful but Sometimes Overwrought," 9 June 2019 The evergreen huckleberry is a broad-leaved shrub that features shiny, waxy leaves and striking pink and white flowers. Colin Mccrate, The Seattle Times, "Our native evergreen huckleberry brings dynamic color and oodles of fruit to your edible shade garden," 20 Feb. 2019 Schweitzer also offers 18 holes of disc golf; huckleberry picking in July through August; horseback riding; and trail running in the summer. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Ski resorts are expanding summer activities; here are 7 that are year-round destinations," 5 June 2019 Make a wreath of huckleberry or boxwood leaves; place it in a flat bowl, and arrange fresh flowers in the center. Maggie O'neill, Good Housekeeping, "25 Practical Tips for Flower Arrangements From 1952," 7 May 2015 The touch of flame kept huckleberry and camas fields abundant. Kate Wiliams, The Seattle Times, "Controlled burns in OR: Can more fires create less smoke?," 15 Oct. 2018 The menu starts off with steamed lobster tails with New England clam chowder sauce followed by hickory grilled bison with red potato horseradish cake and wild huckleberry reduction. House Beautiful, "The Inaugural Ceremony: What to Expect from the Luncheon," 17 Jan. 2013 Crandall drifted across the southbound lane, drove onto the sidewalk, and crashed into the store, which sells apparel, huckleberry products, toys and souvenirs. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "1 woman dead after pickup crosses highway lane, crashes into souvenir shop in McCall," 25 June 2018

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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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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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