Definition of Squaw huckleberry
1. Noun. Small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer.
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Literary usage of Squaw huckleberry
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1. Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds, and Insects by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1897)
"... on the island of Nantucket, Lake George., NY, and in Putnam County, NY; it is widely distributed from Maine to northern Georgia. The squaw huckleberry ..."
2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"S. Deerberry, Da'ngle-berry, Buck-berry, Goose-berry*, Squaw-berry, Squaw Huckleberry or Whortleberry. Fruit astringent, not edible. Root diuretic. o. ..."
3. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"... is what is commonly called in the Middle States squaw huckleberry and deerberry, the stems of which are low. The 5th species, or leafy vaccinium, ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SQUAW-BERRY, or SQUAW-HUCKLEBERRY, the deerberry, genus Vaccinium stamineum, a bush native to the eastern part of the United States. ..."