huckleberry

noun
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 Where to Eat: A local at my campground called the huckleberry bear claws at Polebridge Mercantile the best thing to eat in Montana. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "Nature Is in Charge at Glacier National Park," 18 Dec. 2020 His pies range from traditional offerings, like pumpkin and pecan, to more unique wares, including apple-cranberry, pear-huckleberry and black plum. NBC News, "Denver pastry chef delivers pies — with a side of drag," 25 Nov. 2020 The gummies resemble pâte de fruits, the chewy French candy, and the products boast flavors such as Meyer lemon, kumquat, blood orange and huckleberry. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Martha Stewart launches CBD line in crowded market," 10 Sep. 2020 Mature bucks are often found in bachelor groups during this hunt, but getting to them sometimes means navigating around black bears feeding in the lush huckleberry fields. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "3 Blacktail Hunts for the Earliest Fall Bucks," 14 Aug. 2020 The scents of wild mushrooms, red huckleberry, calypso orchids, and sword ferns always evoke an Endor vibe. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 The scents of wild mushrooms, red huckleberry, calypso orchids, and sword ferns always evoke an Endor vibe. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 The scents of wild mushrooms, red huckleberry, calypso orchids, and sword ferns always evoke an Endor vibe. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 Pick pocketsful of the native Alaskan huckleberries and salmonberries for your onboard chef to whip up plentiful pancake syrup, sweet pies and muffins, and tartly delicious sauce for local fish. Sunset Magazine, "Sail the Seas of the Inside Passage to Witness Seven Natural Wonders," 22 Jan. 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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The first known use of huckleberry was in 1670

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9 Jan 2021

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“Huckleberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huckleberry. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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huckleberry

noun
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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