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hackberry

[hak-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈhækˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural 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.
Origin of hackberry
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism; variant of hagberry
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British Dictionary definitions for hackberry

hackberry

/ˈhækˌbɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any American tree or shrub of the ulmaceous genus Celtis, having edible cherry-like fruits
2.
the fruit or soft yellowish wood of such a tree
Word Origin
C18: variant of C16 hagberry, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse heggr hackberry
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