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huckleberry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huckleberry  \Huc"kle*ber`ry\,  n.  [Cf.  {Whortleberry}.]  (Bot.) 
  a  The  edible  black  or  dark  blue  fruit  of  several  species  of 
  the  American  genus  {Gaylussacia},  shrubs  nearly  related 
  to  the  blueberries  ({Vaccinium}),  and  formerly  confused 
  with  them  The  commonest  huckelberry  comes  from  {G. 
  resinosa}. 
  b  The  shrub  that  bears  the  berries.  Called  also 
  whortleberry. 
 
  {Squaw  huckleberry}.  See  {Deeberry}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  huckleberry 
  n  1:  any  of  various  dark-fruited  as  distinguished  from 
  blue-fruited  blueberries 
  2:  any  of  several  shrubs  of  the  genus  Gaylussacia  bearing  small 
  berries  resembling  blueberries 
  3:  blue-black  berry  similar  to  blueberries  and  bilberries  of 
  the  eastern  United  States 




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