hop hornbeam


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hop hornbeam

n.
Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Ostrya, especially O. virginiana of eastern North America, having unisexual flowers grouped in catkins and fruit clusters resembling hops.

hop′ horn`beam


n.
any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, esp. O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.hop hornbeam - any of several trees resembling hornbeams with fruiting clusters resembling hops
genus Ostrya, Ostrya - deciduous monoecious trees of Europe and Asia and America; sometimes placed in subfamily or family Carpinaceae
Old World hop hornbeam, Ostrya carpinifolia - medium-sized hop hornbeam of southern Europe and Asia Minor
Eastern hop hornbeam, Ostrya virginiana, ironwood tree, ironwood - medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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