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- n. A small red or yellow berry growing on the shrub (Vaccinium reticulatum) of volcanic parts of the Hawaiian islands of Hawaii and Maui, or the shrub itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Hawaiian huckleberry, Vaccinium reticulatum, a low shrub found in the high mountains of several islands of the group, covering large open tracts in some places. The shining fleshy berry, though astringent, is not unpleasant to the taste, and makes a good preserve. It is the principal food of the mountain wild goose. It was formerly used as a propitiatory offering to the fire-goddess Pele, and. is still celebrated in the songs of the natives.
From Hawaiian ʻōhelo. (Wiktionary)