Definition of Hackberry

1. Noun. Any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits.




2. Noun. Small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States.
Exact synonyms: Sugarberry
Generic synonyms: Berry

Definition of Hackberry

1. n. A genus of trees (Celtis) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. C. occidentalis is common in the Eastern United States.

Definition of Hackberry

1. Noun. Any of several small shrubs or trees of the genus ''Celtis'', having small fruit. ¹

2. Noun. The purple-black fruit of such plants. ¹

3. Noun. The soft wood of such plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hackberry

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Medical Definition of Hackberry

1. A genus of trees (Celtis) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. C. Occidentalis is common in the Eastern United States. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hackberry

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hackarounds
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hackberry (current term)
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Literary usage of Hackberry

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1. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"CHAPTER XIX hackberry DISEASES Two species of hackberry (Celtis) occur in eastern and central United States. These trees are not important forest species ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"In thickets on river banks the hackberry runs up into a tall bush. ... In rich soils the hackberry becomes a beautiful tree. ..."

3. Studies of Trees in Winter: A Description of the Deciduous Trees of by Annie Oakes Huntington (1902)
"Two genera, the elm ( Ulmus) and the hackberry (Celtis\ are found in the Northeastern States. The elms are remarkable for the massive strength of their ..."

4. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"hackberry (celtis occidental!*), the popular name of a tree belonging to the ... The hackberry is found as a small straggling bush, and as a medium-sized or ..."

5. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"THE hackberry. Its Attainable Height and Size. ... THE hackberry. THIS tree, which rises to the height of from eighty to ninety feet, with a diameter of ..."

6. Handbook of Nature Study: For Teachers and Pupils in Elementary Schools by Dietrich Lange (1898)
"hackberry flowers. Sterile and fertile flowers on the same tree ; stamens and greenish ... hackberry. Twig with fruit and leaves, red uced; to the left, ..."

7. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"hackberry. 2. A staminate flower, enlarged. 1. Branch with immature leaves, staminate and pistillate flowers, x i. 3. A pistillate flower, enlarged. 4. ..."

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