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NOUN:
  1. Any of various New World shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia, related to the blueberries and bearing edible fruit.
  2. The glossy, blackish, many-seeded berry of these plants.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably alteration of hurtleberry, whortleberry ; see whortleberry


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