hopsage

noun

Definition of hopsage 

: any of certain low shrubs of alkaline regions of western North America that constitute the genus Grayia of the family Chenopodiaceae and are locally important native browse plants especially : an erect much-branched shrub (G. spinosa) having the flowers in dense terminal spikes, the fruiting bracts broadly rounded and often tinged with red, and forming a cluster resembling the strobilus of a hopvine

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for hopsage

hop entry 3 + sage

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hopsage

Dictionary Entries near hopsage

hopple

hoppy

hopsack

hopsage

hopscotch

hopseed

hop, skip, and jump

Statistics for hopsage

Look-up Popularity

Comments on hopsage

What made you want to look up hopsage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!