From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Huckleberry \Huc"kle*ber`ry\, n. [Cf. Whortleberry.] (Bot.)
   (a) 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.
   (b) The shrub that bears the berries. Called also
       [1913 Webster]

   Squaw huckleberry. See Deeberry.
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