box huckleberry


noun

a nearly prostrate evergreen huckleberry shrub, Gaylussacia brachycera, of central to eastern North America, having short clusters of white or pink flowers and blue fruit.

Nearby words

  1. box cutter,
  2. box elder,
  3. box frame,
  4. box girder,
  5. box gutter,
  6. box iron,
  7. box jellyfish,
  8. box junction,
  9. box keel,
  10. box kite

Origin of box huckleberry

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Also called juniper berry.

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