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Any of several North American hackberries, especially Celtis laevigata of the southern United States and northern Mexico.
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n, pl -ries
(Plants) an alternative name for the hackberry, Celtis laevigata
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(ˈʃʊg ərˌbɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sugarberry - deciduous shade tree with small black berries; southern United States; yields soft yellowish wood
Celtis, genus Celtis - large genus of trees and shrubs with berrylike fruit
hackberry, nettle tree - any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits
2.sugarberry - small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
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