hop noun \ˈhäp\
: a twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the mulberry family with 3-lobed or 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in glandular cone-shaped catkins
hops pl : the ripe dried pistillate catkins of a hop used especially to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors and also in medicine as a tonic
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