black huckleberry

  1. a low eastern North American shrub, Gaylussacia baccata, of the heath family, having yellowish-green leaves with resinous dots on the underside, clustered orange-red flowers, and shiny, black, edible fruit.

Origin of black huckleberry

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby black huckleberry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use black huckleberry in a sentence

  • I am like a little black huckleberry in a pan of milk when I am in it.

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