Ostrya virginiana

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Noun1.Ostrya virginiana - medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North AmericaOstrya virginiana - medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America
genus Ostrya, Ostrya - deciduous monoecious trees of Europe and Asia and America; sometimes placed in subfamily or family Carpinaceae
hop hornbeam - any of several trees resembling hornbeams with fruiting clusters resembling hops
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And no forestry-school graduate is ever likely to forget the tribulations of sorting out American hornbeam (AKA blue beech, musclewood, or ironwood) from American hophornbeam (AKA ironwood).

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