[shoo g-er-ber-ee]

noun, plural sug·ar·ber·ries.

a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S.

Origin of sugarberry

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; sugar + berry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sugarberry

Historical Examples of sugarberry

  • It is in autumn, of course, that the hackberry earns its name, sugarberry.

  • Botanists formerly confused the two, and probably some insist still that sugarberry is only a variety of hackberry.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson