Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous shrub (Gaylussacia frondosa) of the eastern United States, having dark blue fruits. Also called dwarf huckleberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ericaceous flowering plant in the genus Gaylussacia.
  • n. Its dark blue edible berry with white bloom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dark blue, edible berry with a white bloom, and its shrub (Gaylussacia frondosa) closely allied to the common huckleberry. The bush is also called blue tangle, and is found from New England to Kentucky, and southward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as blue-tangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. huckleberry of the eastern United States with pink flowers and sweet blue fruit
  • n. huckleberry of the eastern United States with pink flowers and sweet blue fruit

Etymologies

Probably alteration of tangleberry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dangle +‎ berry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dangleberry is a juicy, sweet, blue-black berry.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Lowland forest understory growth tends to be more varied than upland growth, with sheep laurel, stagger-bush, dangleberry, black huckleberry, and sweet pepperbush as prominent shrubs.

    Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Jersey

  • I wonder whether Gorbals Mick would rule it out of order if he were to describe a Tory MP as a "treacherous dangleberry?"

    Labour Blogger Wants to be MP

  • And now you're joking about it you ... you ... hapless dangleberry?

    TV Scoop

  • (£2,268), new grommets (£112), set of hexagonal tag nuts and dangleberry adapter (£35) and new piss-take valves (£120).

    Army Rumour Service

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