Huckleberry definition

hŭkəl-bĕrē
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The fruit of any of these plants.
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Any of various evergreen or deciduous shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia in the heath family, especially those found in eastern North America, bearing edible bluish-black berries containing hard seedlike nutlets.
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Any of various erect deciduous or evergreen shrubs of the genus Vaccinium in the heath family, primarily of western North America, having edible blackish, blue, or red berries.
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The fruit of any of these shrubs.
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(loosely) A blueberry.
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A small round fruit of a dark blue or red color of several plants in the related genera Vaccinium and Gaylussacia.
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A shrub growing this fruit.
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(idiomatic) A small amount, as in the phrase huckleberry above a persimmon.
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Any of a genus (Gaylussacia) of plants of the heath family, having dark-blue berries with ten large seeds.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
huckleberry
Plural:
huckleberries

Origin of huckleberry

  • Probably alteration of hurtleberry whortleberry whortleberry

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