Hu·​mu·​lus | \ -ləs \

Definition of Humulus

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Humulus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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