hop hornbeam

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hop hornbeam was in 1785

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“Hop hornbeam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hop%20hornbeam. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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