Ostrya

noun Os·trya \ˈästrēə\

Definition of Ostrya

  1. :  a small widely distributed genus of trees (family Betulaceae) having fruit resembling cones with membranous inflated bracts — see hop hornbeam

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Origin and Etymology of ostrya

New Latin, from Greek, hop hornbeam; probably akin to Greek ostrakon shell and to Greek drys tree


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