huckleberry

noun
huck·le·ber·ry | \ˈhə-kəl-ˌber-ē \

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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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 Think playful and innovative riffs on familiar confections, like a huckleberry sundae with honey ice cream, basil, and spiced meringue, and an olive oil cake with lemon curd crème fraiche ice cream and caviar. Kat Odell, Vogue, "The Chef Bringing Wood-Fired Dessert to Chicago’s Much-Anticipated New Restaurant," 24 Apr. 2018 Don’t miss the huckleberry flavor, though the cardamom is also wonderful. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The Best Ice Cream in the U.S.," 5 July 2018 Beckie’s Cafe, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as (more importantly) 15 different pies, including the homemade Oregon huckleberry. Julie H. Case, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oregon’s volcanic byway offers views of where lava shaped the land," 22 May 2018 The menu has a nod to the Swedish American Hall itself with Swedish pancakes made with huckleberries and lemon, as well as a soft scramble egg dish with Dungeness crab, and a house hash with short rib and pickled vegetables. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wooden Spoon opens as a boozy brunch option for the Castro crowd," 16 May 2018 Saddle Peak Lodge is offering a three-course brunch for $74 per person ($45 for children 12 and under) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include croissant eggs Benedict, thick cut quiche and banana huckleberry bread pudding. Julie Giuffrida, latimes.com, "Where to take mom for Mother's Day brunch," 3 May 2018 Refuel with a half-pound bison burger and huckleberry lemonade at the Old Faithful Inn’s dining room, housed in the world’s largest cabin. Jenn Rice, Vogue, "Inside a Three-Day Trek Through the Serengeti of North America," 21 Apr. 2018 Stop to meet locals and pick up huckleberry bear claws at Polebridge Mercantile & Bakery before venturing toward the park’s west entrance. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Insider Secrets to Optimize Your National Park Visit," 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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huckleberry

noun
huck·le·ber·ry | \ˈhə-kəl-ˌber-ē \
plural huckleberries

Kids Definition of huckleberry

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

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