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sugarberry

[ shoo g-er-ber-ee ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌbɛr i /
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noun, plural sug·ar·ber·ries.

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

Nearby words

sugar-free, sugar-loaf, sugar-plum, sugar-tit, sugarallie, sugarberry, sugarbird, sugarbush, sugarcane, sugarcane borer, sugarcoat

Origin of sugarberry

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

Examples from the Web for sugarberry

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

    Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Botanists formerly confused the two, and probably some insist still that sugarberry is only a variety of hackberry.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson