One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hen's egg.‘the hens would squawk as she reached under them to grab the cackle berry’
- ‘A chunk of ham and a couple cackle berry. I guess I gobbled up that food.’
- ‘Never having seen a cackle-berry, my imagination pictured them as some very luscious wild fruit.’
- ‘He ducked six cents' worth of cackle-berry just in time.’
- ‘Bright yellow scrambled cackleberries were always available.’
- ‘He can tell I wouldn't be a cackle-berry merchant.’
- ‘This is the first cackle-berry of the 1915 vintage, produced by a pullet who first saw the light just 4 months ago.’
- ‘He chucked a cackle-berry between two slices of bread.’
- ‘She held out a surreptitious cackle-berry or two with a toothless, shameless grin.’
- ‘If you were a Southern poultry farmer, you'd wake up and carefully collect a dozen warm cackleberries.’
- ‘Have a cackleberry for breakfast?’
Early 20th century: from cackle + berry.
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