- any of a genus (Celtis) of American trees of the elm family, with a small fruit resembling a cherry
- its fruit or its wood
Origin of hackberryfrom Scand, as in Danish hæggebær, Norwegian haggebär, Old Norse heggr: for Indo-European base see hedge
- Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Celtis, having inconspicuous flowers and small, usually ovoid drupes.
- The fruit of such a plant.
- The soft yellowish wood of any of these trees or shrubs.
Origin of hackberryAlteration of obsolete hagberry, hegberry hag-, heg- hackberry ( from Old Norse heggr ) berry
(countable and uncountable, plural hackberries)