sugarberry

[ shoo g-er-ber-ee ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌbɛr i /

noun, plural sug·ar·ber·ries.

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

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Origin of sugarberry

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; sugar + berry
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Example sentences from the Web for 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