Hoptree - definition of hoptree by The Free Dictionary
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A deciduous small tree or shrub (Ptelea trifoliata) of eastern North America, having trifoliolate leaves and flat waferlike seeds that were formerly used as a substitute for hops in brewing beer.
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Less common giant swallowtails seek out prickly ash and hoptree
. Pawpaw trees are a must for zebra swallowtails.
The sand accretion also has likely provided favorable conditions for addition of such species as black oak, sand cherry, and hoptree
Three were females laying eggs on a hoptree
shrub near the creek mouth.