Definition of huckleberry :
1. 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 G. resinosa.
2. The shrub that bears the berries. Called also whortleberry.
shrub (part of speech: noun)
shrub, gorse, blueberry, poison sumac, milkwort, mistletoe, jute, chokeberry, currant, spiraea, locust, rose of sharon, guava, cotton, rosemary, tamarisk, cranberry, sumac, zenobia, privet, heather, pomegranate, blackthorn, sisal, forsythia, elder, gardenia, sagebrush, lilac, blackberry, magnolia, pussy willow, rhododendron, oleander, myrtle, hibiscus, juniper, holly, alder, gooseberry, azalea, fuchsia, mesquite, syringa, bayberry, furze
- I have seen him with his mate for two or three days together about the flower- beds in the Boston Public Garden, and so far as appeared they were feeding as unconcernedly as though they had been on their own native heath, amid the scrub- oaks and huckleberry bushes; but after their departure it was remembered that they had not once been heard to utter a sound. - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
- I refer, my son, to a book called Huckleberry Finn, and to a book called Treasure Island. - "A Plea for Old Cap Collier", Irvin S. Cobb.
- I enjoy Huckleberry Finn as much now as I did when I was twelve; and I often yearn after the books I had as a boy and never see now. - "Penny Plain", Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas).