hoptree


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hop·tree

 (hŏp′trē′)
n.
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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Three were females laying eggs on a hoptree shrub near the creek mouth.