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huck·le·ber·ry / ˈhəkəlˌberē/ • n. 1. a small, round, edible blue-black berry related to the blueberry. 2. the low-growing North American shrub (genus Gaylussacia) of the heath family that bears this fruit.

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huckleberry Wild North American berry, the fruit of Gaylussacia baccata and other species (named after the French chemist Gay‐Lussac, 1778–1850). Similar to blueberry but has larger seeds; used in tarts, pies, and preserves.

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huckleberry XVII. prob. alt. of hurtleberry, WHORTLEBERRY.

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