sug·​ar·​ber·​ry | \ ˈshu̇-gər-ˌber-ē How to pronounce sugarberry (audio) \

Definition of sugarberry

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

Examples of sugarberry in a Sentence

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First Known Use of sugarberry

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Sugarberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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