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sugarberry

[shoo g-er-ber-ee] /ˈʃʊg ərˌbɛr i/
noun, plural sugarberries.
1.
a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S.
Origin of sugarberry
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; sugar + berry
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  • It is in autumn, of course, that the hackberry earns its name, sugarberry.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Botanists formerly confused the two, and probably some insist still that sugarberry is only a variety of hackberry.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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