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.

(Vaccinium resinosum)

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