hackberry
noun Etymology: alteration of hagberry a cherry resembling the chokecherry Date: 1779 any of a genus (Celtis) of trees and shrubs of the elm family with small often edible berries; also its wood

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  • Hackberry — Hackberry, LA U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana Population (2000): 1699 Housing Units (2000): 818 Land area (2000): 82.241483 sq. miles (213.004455 sq. km) Water area (2000): 11.443713 sq. miles (29.639080 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hackberry — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Hackberry (Arizona) Hackberry (Louisiana) Hackberry (Texas) Siehe auch Hackberry Township Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hackberry — Hack ber ry (h[a^]k b[e^]r r[y^]), n. (Bot.) A genus of trees ({Celtis}) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. {Celtis occidentalis} is common in the Eastern United States. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hackberry — [hak′ber΄ē] n. pl. hackberries [< Scand, as in Dan hæggebær, Norw haggebär, ON heggr: for IE base see HEDGE ] ☆ 1. any of a genus (Celtis) of American trees of the elm family, with a small fruit resembling a cherry ☆ 2. its fruit or its wood …   English World dictionary

  • hackberry — /hak ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. hackberries. 1. any of several trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Celtis, of the elm family, bearing cherrylike fruit. 2. the sometimes edible fruit of such a tree. 3. the wood of such a tree. [1775 85, Amer.;… …   Universalium

  • hackberry — noun a) Any of several small shrubs or trees of the genus Celtis, having small fruit. b) The purple black fruit of such plants. Syn: sugarberry, sugar hackberry …   Wiktionary

  • Hackberry — Original name in latin Hackberry Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 29.99605 latitude 93.3421 altitude 9 Population 1261 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • hackberry — noun (plural hackberries) 1》 a tree with leaves that resemble those of nettles. [Celtis occidentalis (N. America) and other species.] 2》 the purple berry of the hackberry tree. Origin C18: var. of north. Engl. dialect hagberry, of Scand. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hackberry — celtis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Celtinių (Celtidaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Celtis). atitikmenys: lot. Celtis angl. hackberry; nettle tree; sugarberry vok. Zürgelbaum rus. каменное дерево; каркас lenk. wiązowiec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Hackberry — Celtis (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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