Squaw huckleberry
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 {Gaylussacia resinosa}. (b) The shrub that bears the berries. Called also whortleberry. [1913 Webster]

{Squaw huckleberry}. See {Deeberry}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • squaw huckleberry — Deerberry Deer ber ry, n. (Bot.) A shrub of the blueberry group ({Vaccinium stamineum}); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; called also {squaw huckleberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squaw huckleberry — deerberry. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • squaw huckleberry — noun small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer • Syn: ↑deerberry, ↑Vaccinium stamineum • Hypernyms: ↑blueberry, ↑blueberry bush * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squaw — is the phonetic spelling of an eastern Algonquian Indian morpheme, meaning woman, that appears in numerous Algonquian dialects variously spelled as squa, skwa, esqua, sqeh, skwe, que, kwa, ikwe, etc. As an English language loan word, used as a… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gaylussacia resinosa — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Canadian plants by family E — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Elaeagnaceae * Elaeagnus commutata American silverberry * Shepherdia argentea silver buffaloberry *… …   Wikipedia

  • blueberry bush — noun any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries • Syn: ↑blueberry • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑huckleberry, ↑farkleberry, ↑spar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deerberry — Deer ber ry, n. (Bot.) A shrub of the blueberry group ({Vaccinium stamineum}); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; called also {squaw huckleberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaccinium stamineum — Deerberry Deer ber ry, n. (Bot.) A shrub of the blueberry group ({Vaccinium stamineum}); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; called also {squaw huckleberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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