Hackberry meaning

hăkbĕrē
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Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Celtis, having inconspicuous flowers and small, usually ovoid drupes.
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The fruit of such a plant.
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The soft yellowish wood of any of these trees or shrubs.
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Any of a genus (Celtis) of American trees of the elm family, with a small fruit resembling a cherry.
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Its fruit or its wood.
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Any of several small shrubs or trees of the genus Celtis, having small fruit.
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The purple-black fruit of such plants.
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(uncountable) The soft wood of such plants.
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Origin of hackberry

  • Alteration of obsolete hagberry, hegberry hag-, heg- hackberry (from Old Norse heggr) berry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • hack +‎ berry

    From Wiktionary