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What does the term huckleberry mean?

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April 01, 2008 10:54PM

The Huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho. Huckleberries hold a place in archaic English slang. The tiny size of the berries led to their frequent use as a way of referring to something small, often in an affectionate way. The phrase "a huckleberry over my persimmon" was used to mean "a bit beyond my abilities". "I'm your huckleberry" is a way of saying that one is just the right person for a given job, which was used by the character Doc Holiday in the movie Tombstone. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huckleberry