hackberry hackberry  /ˈhæk ˌbɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits
  2. (n) small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States

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Usage(s):

  1. His arm shoots out to point at the different kinds of oaks, the elm and the hackberry.
  2. He started a roaring wood fire in the nickel-plated kitchen range, touched a match to ash and hackberry logs in the living-room fireplace.
  3. For a day he was conscious of the August sun on the hackberry trees and lilac bushes which he had planted.

News

  1. Hackberry Fire Department to conduct siren test

    The Hackberry Fire Department will conduct a test of sirens in Hackberry on Monday between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to Danny Lavergne, Cameron Parish OHSEP director.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

  2. Outdoors report: June 9

    Outdoors report: June 9 Guide James Plaag of Silver King Adventures reported solid catches of trout on Top Dogs and Chicken on a Chain Bass Assassin Litl' Tappers. Guide Kirk Stansel of Hackberry Rod and Gun reported limits of trout along the beach and at the jetty. Guide Michael Rolf reported limits of trout while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish and black drum on West Bay reefs. Crappie ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

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