Humulus

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

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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


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