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[shoo g-er-ber-ee] /ˈʃʊg ərˌbɛr i/
noun, plural sugarberries.
a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S.
Origin of sugarberry
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; sugar + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is in autumn, of course, that the hackberry earns its name, sugarberry.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Botanists formerly confused the two, and probably some insist still that sugarberry is only a variety of hackberry.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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