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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Definitions for cackleberry

  1. Facetious. a hen's egg used for food.

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Citations for cackleberry
"This cackle-berry's got a double yolk." She scowled at the thing. "I don't remember right off if that's a good sign or a bad one." James D. Doss, The Witch's Tongue, 2004
... Airstream's motor home looked almost exactly like its famous trailer. Which is to say, it looked like the ovoid deposit of a metallic dragon-bird, the hard-boiled cackleberry the Statue of Liberty was about to peel for her breakfast. Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All, 1990
Origin of cackleberry
Cackleberry is formed on the basis of the onomatopoeic verb cackle meaning "to utter a shrill, broken sound or cry, as of a hen." The slang term arose in the U.S. in the early 1900s.
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