from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shrub or small tree (Vaccinium arboreum) of the southeast United States, having hard black berries. Also called sparkleberry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A species of Vaccinium (Vaccinium arboreum) native to the southeastern United States, from southern Virginia west to southeastern Missouri, and south to Florida and eastern Texas; taking the form of a shrub (rarely a small tree) growing to 3-5 m (rarely 9 m) tall.
- n. A berry from a shrub of this species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Vaccinium arboreum, a shrub or small tree of the southern United States, bearing a small, black, many-seeded berry, with a dry and rather astringent pulp. The wood is hard and very close-grained, and is used to some extent in turning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berries
farkle (of unknown origin) + berry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)