huckleberry

[ huhk-uh l-ber-ee ]
/ ˈhʌk əlˌbɛr i /

noun, plural huck·le·ber·ries.

the dark-blue or black edible berry of any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Gaylussacia of the heath family.
a shrub bearing such fruit.

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Origin of huckleberry

1660–70, Americanism; perhaps alteration of hurtleberry
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British Dictionary definitions for huckleberry

huckleberry
/ (ˈhʌkəlˌbɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

any American ericaceous shrub of the genus Gaylussacia, having edible dark blue berries with large seeds
the fruit of any of these shrubs
another name for blueberry
a Brit name for whortleberry (def. 1)

Word Origin for huckleberry

C17: probably a variant of hurtleberry, of unknown origin
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