noun Hu·mu·lus \-ləs\

Definition of Humulus

  1. :  a genus of herbaceous vines (family Urticaceae) with palmate leaves and pistillate flowers in clusters resembling catkins or cones — see 3hop

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of humulus

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, hop (plant), probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hymele hop, Middle Low German homele, Old Norse humli

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Humulus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!