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sugarberry

[shoo g-er-ber-ee]
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noun, plural sug·ar·ber·ries.
  1. a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S.

Origin of sugarberry

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; sugar + berry
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Historical Examples

  • 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.


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