sug·​ar·​ber·​ry ˈshu̇-gər-ˌber-ē How to pronounce sugarberry (audio)
: any of several hackberries (especially Celtis laevigata and C. occidentalis) with sweet edible fruits

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take note of the bit of surviving natural shoreline and the cypress elm, live oak, honey locust, black willow, sugarberry, red maple and palmettos that fill the landscape. Adele Foster,, 7 June 2017 Another display has dueling sofas -- one leather, one upholstered -- separated by a handsome spalted sugarberry table. Janet Eastman,, 16 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sugarberry was circa 1818

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“Sugarberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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