sugarberry

noun
sug·ar·ber·ry | \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌber-ē \

Definition of sugarberry 

: any of several hackberries (especially Celtis laevigata and C. occidentalis) with sweet edible fruits

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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, NOLA.com, "Mandeville potluck group goes 'green' before it was cool," 7 June 2017 Another display has dueling sofas -- one leather, one upholstered -- separated by a handsome spalted sugarberry table. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "What's modern design? Room & Board's first Oregon store shows off a full spectrum, from classic to kids' cute (photos)," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of sugarberry

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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