- any of several trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Celtis, of the elm family, bearing cherrylike fruit.
- the sometimes edible fruit of such a tree.
- the wood of such a tree.
Origin of hackberry
Examples from the Web for hackberry
Historical Examples of hackberry
It is in autumn, of course, that the hackberry earns its name, sugarberry.
The fruit of the black cherry is more plentiful than that of the hackberry.
The caterpillar feeds on the hackberry (Celtis occidentalis).The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
Some of the American species of hackberry are very variable.Trees of Indiana
Charles Clemon Deam
Hackberry has been observed west of one hundred and first meridian.Buffalo Land
W. E. Webb
- any American tree or shrub of the ulmaceous genus Celtis, having edible cherry-like fruits
- the fruit or soft yellowish wood of such a tree