huckleberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n huckleberry blue-black berry similar to blueberries and bilberries of the eastern United States
    • n huckleberry any of several shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia bearing small berries resembling blueberries
    • n huckleberry any of various dark-fruited as distinguished from blue-fruited blueberries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Huckleberry (Bot) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n huckleberry 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. The name is properly restricted to the species of Gaylussacia. They are shrubs with either evergreen or deciduous alternate leaves, commonly glandular or resin-bearing; flowers in lateral racemes, from separate scaly buds, with tubular reddish- or greenish-white corolla; calyx-tube adnate to the ovary, which in fruit becomes drupaceous, crowned with the calyx-lobes, 10-celled, with 10 seed-like nutlets. G. resinosa is the common high-bush huckleberry or black huckleberry of the markets; G. frondosa is the bluetangle or blue huckleberry; G. ursina of North and South Carolina is the bear-huckleberry. For the huckleberries of the genus Vaccinium, see blueberry, their more appropriate name. V. corymbosum is also called the blue huckleberry, and V. Pennsylvanicum the sugar-huckleberry or low-bush huckleberry. Also called whortleberry, hurtleberry.
    • n huckleberry 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Huckleberry huk′l-ber′ri a North American shrub (Gaylussacia) with blue berries.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Whortleberry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a corr. of hurtleberry.

Usage

In literature:

One day Kitty asked Uncle Tim to let her go huckleberrying.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
This vine bore a profusion of small gray berries, much like our huckleberries.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Of Mark Twain, "Huckleberry Finn," "The Innocents Abroad," and the "Story of Joan of Arc" are representative volumes.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Do you know 'Huckleberry Finn?
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
When we got to the place, we crept along carefully, and saw the bear stripping off the huckleberries and eating them.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
They called a halt to pick huckleberries, and they dared the club to cross a wide brook on insecure stepping-stones.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
All the woods are his huckleberry.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Our entire brigade was now halted in a huckleberry pasture, on the edge of some woods.
"History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861" by Charles H. Clarke
Huckleberry pudding is made the same way.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
This seemed to get Alex's goat, but it was huckleberry pie to the mechanic.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
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In poetry:

Will it be a rich old merchant in a square-tied white cravat,
Or select-man of a village in a pre-historic hat?
Will his dwelling be a mansion in a marble-fronted row,
Or a homestead by a hillside where the huckleberries grow?
"The Last Survivor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Twas novel, and each in his own way
Sought to make happy the holiday.
Grasshopper took his youngest daughter
Out for a stroll along the water;
She shrieked with joy, "O, see the cherries!"
When they found some low-bush huckleberries.
"Camping Out" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

'Dolphin Tale' review: Huckleberry fin.
From the moment it was published in 1885, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" caused controversy.
" Huckleberry Finn" and the N-word debate.
What's surprising is that 125 years later Huckleberry Finn is still making news.
Controversy surrounding Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' subject of free lecture at Salem Community College.
Revision of ' Huckleberry Finn' has little public approval.
Carr On the trail up Huckleberry Mountain, you can see Hunchback Ridge layered against a spectacular view of Mount Hood.
The 70-square-mile Salmon- Huckleberry Wilderness has a lot going for it: a short driving time from Portland, spectacular views and a good workout for hikers.
To find huckleberries , start looking in late July or early August along roads between 4,000 and 6,500 feet in elevation.
So, chefs: What is it with the yuzus and huckleberries .
But interest in the berries has grown over the years to the point that giant processors are looking for huge quantities of the huckleberries — more than the remote forest stands can produce.
Bingman makes her jam with whole huckleberries , in a single batch every time, following her grandmother's recipe.
' Huckleberry Finn' Without Fear.
ABC Developing Tom Sawyer- Huckleberry Finn Drama (Exclusive).
Marko Metzinger/Studio D. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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In science:

In the context of the classification scheme a new paper by Heinzner, Huckleberry and Zirnbauer should be mentioned, even though none of the material there will be covered in these lectures.
Lectures on random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
This family is finite and classified for any given G, see the works of Ahiezer ([Ah83]), Huckleberry and Snow ([HS82]), Brion ([Br89a]), so we can carry on the proof case-by-case.
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties
Huckleberry, Characterization of cycle domains via Kobayashi hyperbolicity, Bull.
Domains of holomorphy for irreducible unitary representations of simple Lie groups
Recently, Heinzner, Huckleberry and Zirnbauer have obtained a similar classification based on less restrictive assumptions, thus taking care of the needs of modern mesoscopic physics.
Large deviations for random matrix ensembles in mesoscopic physics
After the physics examples for the new symmetry classes had been recognized, Zirnbauer and complex geometers Heinzner and Huckleberry took up the task of updating Dyson’s classification result to the new, enriched framework.
Large deviations for random matrix ensembles in mesoscopic physics
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