Meaning of HUCKLEBERRY in English

■ noun ( plural huckleberries )

1》 a soft edible blue-black fruit resembling a currant.

2》 the low-growing North American plant of the heath family which bears the ~. [Genus Gaylussacia .]


C16: prob. orig. a dialect name for the bilberry, from dialect huckle 'hip, haunch' (because of the plant's jointed stems).

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