Definition of Hackberry in English :

Define Hackberry in English

Hackberry meaning in English

Meaning of Hackberry in English

Pronunciation of Hackberry in English

Hackberry pronunciation in English

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1. hackberry, nettle tree

any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits

2. hackberry, sugarberry

small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hackberry
noun plural -ries
any American tree or shrub of the ulmaceous genus Celtis, having edible cherry-like fruits
the fruit or soft yellowish wood of such a tree

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see synonyms of hackberry
nounWord forms: plural ˈhackˌberries
1.  US
any of a genus (Celtis) of American trees of the elm family, with a small fruit resembling a cherry
2.  US
its fruit or its wood

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of hackberry
1. Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Celtis, having inconspicuous flowers and small, usually ovoid drupes.
2. The fruit of such a plant.
3. The soft yellowish wood of any of these trees or shrubs.

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