Definition of huckleberry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhʌklbəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌklberi//
(pl. huckleberries) Fruit
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a small soft round purple N American fruit. The bush it grows on is also called a huckleberry. See related entries: Fruit Word Originlate 16th cent.: probably originally a dialect name for the bilberry (though early evidence is lacking), from dialect huckle ‘hip, haunch’ (because of the plant's jointed stems).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: huckleberry

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