Huckleberry

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Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in two closely related genera in the family Ericaceae, Gaylussacia and Vaccinium.

While some Vaccinium species, such as the Red Huckleberry, are always called huckleberries, other species may be called blueberries or huckleberries depending upon local custom. Similar Vaccinium species in Europe are called bilberries.

Note: There is much confusion in naming of berries in American English. Huckleberry is also sometimes used for the unrelated Solanum melanocerasum, which is a small annual bush producing "pea" sized black fruit. Although the fruit is similar the plant is not otherwise like the huckleberries.

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