Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HUK-əl-behr-ee(English)
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Meaning & History

From the name of the variety of shrubs (genus Vaccinium) or the berries that grow on them. It was used by author Mark Twain for the character of Huckleberry Finn in his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).

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Entry added May 29, 2020