hop hornbeam

noun

Definition of hop hornbeam

: a chiefly eastern North American tree (Ostrya virginiana) of the birch family with fruiting clusters resembling hops

First Known Use of hop hornbeam

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Hop hornbeam.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hop%20hornbeam. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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