from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various New World shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia, related to the blueberries and bearing edible fruit.
- n. The glossy, blackish, many-seeded berry of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small round fruit of a dark blue or red color of several plants in the related genera Vaccinium and Gaylussacia.
- n. A shrub growing this fruit.
- n. A small amount, as in the phrase huckleberry above a persimmon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The shrub that bears the berries. Called also whortleberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name for the different species of Gaylussacia, and for some of the species of Vaccinium, belonging to the natural order Vacciniaceæ, as also for their fruit.
- n. Gaylussacia hirtella, a true huckleberry, related to the dwarf huckleberry, but with the young parts and even the fruit hispid. It is found along the lower Atlantic and the Gulf coasts of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blue-black berry similar to blueberries and bilberries of the eastern United States
- n. any of several shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia bearing small berries resembling blueberries
- n. any of various dark-fruited as distinguished from blue-fruited blueberries
Probably alteration of hurtleberry, whortleberry; see whortleberry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)